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Velvet turtleneck

Added Oct 7, 2016

by emadethis

Broomfield, Colo...

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This top I chose for one of my pieces I made for the final week of Fabric Mart’s Fabricista fashion challenge. Our brief was to research a runway show and create a look that could theoretically fit into the show given our lifestyle.

I was inspired by the highly textured fabrics and layering of Miu Miu" and the pastel color palette of Balmain

Velvet was all over the runways, and I wanted to try my hand at making a velvet top. I used my TNT t-shirt as a base and copied a Banana Republic cashmere blend sweater I’ve owned for ages. The sweater features cap sleeves, a scoop neckline + a turtleneck that is tied so that one side of the neck drapes. I love the style so much, and really, I’ve always intended to copy it.

I had to make a tiny buttonhole on the turtleneck piece that the tie threads through. There’s a layer of lightweight sew-in interfacing between the layers of velvet, and the velvet layers were sandwiched between 2 layers of tissue paper. The paper keeps the velvet moving under the feed dogs and protects the fabric from the friction of the buttonhole foot.

I chose to line the top for a clean finish and to cut down on the “show every lump and bump” factor. The technique I used is similar to bagging a jacket lining because you end up sewing everything backwards and inside out.

You can see more details on my process and vote for me at the Fabric Mart Blog

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Tops

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