Added Apr 1, 2010
This is probably the hardest project I ever had. Everything started perfectly.
I found this panne velvet at a local fabric store and it was sold for 2 Euro per meter only. I liked it, at once, because of its vintage floral print (which is not so well presented in the photos). As I took a closer look I recognized that this fabric is in fact a haute couture fabric by Emanuel Ungaro. Though, I guess, this might have been released in the last century. ;)
So I took it home and had a tough time deciding what to do with it. I just feared to waste it!
In the end I went for a Christian Dior pattern, which is my very first vintage pattern…and then the harder part started.
Cutting and sewing panne velvet is a real challenge! I had to add and remove the zipper like 3 times and it is only due to the black of this fabric, that one cannot see all the mistakes I made! :)
Because of the fabric being velvet I sewed all hems with hand.
In the end I like the result, but I am still a little unsure whether I really chose the right pattern for this fabric that I liked so much.
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