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Crushed Velvet Knot Front Dress

Added Apr 5, 2015

by bonnifer

Oxford, United K...






This was a dress made for a winter wedding at New Year. I couldn’t believe it when someone else at the wedding was also wearing a red, velvet, handmade dress in a different pattern I had only abandoned at the last minute! That was a lucky miss!!

It was my first try at using velvet, which was a challenge, but copious amounts of pins and basting got me through in the end. I’m really pleased with the results, but I could tell that the pattern was for a lighter weight fabric – the twist at the front means there’s a lot of free material hanging straight down the middle, which I might try to reduce if I try this in velvet again. The fabric was a little stretchy, so I did away with the zip.

Also, note that this pattern is a "tall’ pattern. I am very far from tall, so had to alter the pattern quite a lot to fit my measurements.

Blogged here: https://summersunbear.com/getting-the-hang-of-velvet/

Material Notes

Crushed velvet




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Evening Wear

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    Apr 14, 2015, 02.01 AMby sewing fanatic

    sumptuous dress!

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      Apr 14, 2015, 06.52 AMby bonnifer

      Thanks Nadia! I love the word sumptuous :)

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    Apr 10, 2015, 08.27 PMby tigger0580

    It is a nice dress you made. I also love velvet…

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      Apr 12, 2015, 07.01 PMby bonnifer

      Thankyou :)

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    Apr 8, 2015, 05.16 AMby Mary Athey

    Gorgeous dress and it looks great in velvet x

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      Apr 8, 2015, 11.02 AMby bonnifer

      Thankyou Mary!

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    Apr 7, 2015, 12.06 PMby liliv-1

    I love the material you used for this dress and the result is wonderful.

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      Apr 7, 2015, 06.56 PMby bonnifer

      Thanks liliv :)

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