When shopping for the stretch velvet, I couldn’t decide between the yellow flowers and these peony looking purple ones. A black Friday sale sealed the deal, and I opted for both. Indecisive? Me? Never!
This is a stretch velvet, which has a more casual feel. the embroidered sections are thick, but malleable, which made sewing on the serger a viable option. Careful sewing, but on the serger just the same.
Similar to the Kwik Sew pattern, I used a black ponte knit for the cowl and cuffs. There are pocketses too. A girl needs her pocketses.
Again, I thought I would have this done before the year end holidays, and that didn’t happen. Why? I couldn’t decide how to hem the darn thing! A simple turn-under hem would mean the wrong-way nap would be hitting the back of my legs, causing the top to ride up. No thank you. In the end, I stitched a band of tricot knit to the bottom, and used that as a hem facing. Seams to have worked pretty well (pun intended).