Truth be told, I don’t know what I was thinking, as I do not live an embroidered velvet life. As I thought about what to do with it, I realized as a velvet knit, it could become something simple, and being polyester, didn’t require the care a “true” velvet would.
Enter Kwik Sew 2874, a raglan sleeve top I’ve made many times before. No fitting or fussing needed. Even better, I could wear the top outside the hoildays, with jeans!
Cut with a nap layout, sewn on the serger. I used black ponte for the neckband, rather than try to fold that embroidery. Everything went together much easier than I expected. The moral of this sewing? Fancy doesn’t have to mean difficult!