In the spirit of Fall, I decided I wanted to work with some velvet. It’s rich, warm, and always looks lovely; plus Mood had just gotten some new luxury Lyons velvet in. All was perfect!
Fabrics & materials used:
- McCall’s A-Line Dress Pattern M6741 (Also available in plus size!)
- 1.5 yards Tuscan Wine Luxury Lyons Velvet
- 2 yards Italian Black Laser-Cut Scuba-Knit
- 2 yards Theory Cold Dye Gray Acrylic-Viscose Crepe Back Satin
- 15″ Black Invisible Zipper
Since this season seems to be all about layering, I didn’t mind that the pattern was sleeveless – although adding sleeves wouldn’t have been too difficult! I chose a slightly shortened version of View D, choosing to use the velvet as the center panels, and the laser-cut scuba layered over the satin as the side panels.
Each fabric was absolutely wonderful to work with, and the cold dye satin was so beautiful that I was almost sad to be covering it up. I’ll need to think up a new project where I can use it again!
Since each of the fabrics was opaque and soft to the touch, I decided against a lining and instead opted for some French seams. This kept some of the bulk down and brought the dress together fairly quickly.
It’s fun and simple, easily paired with leggings and boots or even a sweater and infinity scarf! How would you style it?