As part of my endeavours to sew using a variety of fabrics I made Ms. M this little blue velvet dress. It is so gorgeous. Velvet has always been one of my favourite fabrics – the way the material absorbs light, it’s softness, it’s warmth.
It was a pain to sew with though. Fuzzy fluff everywhere.
The overlocker was covered in a blue fuzzy fluff, as was the sewing table and the surrounding floor. Even so, this lush blue velvet was a dream to sew with.
I used a pattern from the 1980s that I scored for 50c at one of the local op shops. The style of the dress reminds me of my childhood. The velvet is so warm that Ms. M didn’t need a jumper or coat and the free flowing style meant that it was easy to run in…
…perfect for exploring a cemetery on a cold winter’s day reliving the 1980s with her Dada.