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Velvet plum

Added Nov 26, 2011

by pampula

Helsinki, Finland






When it’s autumn or winter I tend to fall in love with velvet:) So here’s a new dress in velvet! It’s just a dark purple (not an usual colour for me but I actually like it) very simple empire-line dress. I designed it that I could wear my vintage lace-collar with it, but the dress works also without the collar as well.

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    Aug 2, 2012, 09.44 PMby Debs Brinklow

    very sweet dress, it has a lovely autumn feel to it.. You have a natural talent you have made some really pretty things, the nude lace dress is lovely too.. keep up the great work..x

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      Aug 5, 2012, 08.23 AMby pampula

      Thank you so much!!

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    Jul 23, 2012, 02.49 PMby kess

    I love this! I never think to use velvet it always seems kind of old ladyish to me when it’s on the fabric roll (though when I see it in actual clothes I like it) you have inspired me! when winter comes I’m definitely making a dress like this! I think this might even go on my pinterest inspiration board. any tips for using velvet?

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      Aug 5, 2012, 08.37 AMby pampula

      thank you, I’m very flattered that you’ve got inspiration from my dress! Velvet is very easy to sew and use, so I don’t really have any tips. However one thing that you should pay attention to is that velvet usually has certain direction on tuft and the pattern pieces should be cut similarly way, otherwise they can look like different colour (I’ve done this mistake once.. :’-) )

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    Nov 30, 2011, 04.41 PMby pampula

    Thank you all for nice comments, great that I’m not the only velvet-lover here;)

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    Nov 29, 2011, 09.46 PMby vivaladiy

    I love velvet too & this absolutely gorgeous!!

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    Nov 29, 2011, 05.48 PMby grainline

    wow this looks beautiful with or without the collar! loving the velvet!

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    Nov 28, 2011, 10.48 PMby sarsaparilla

    Beautiful as always! I love the simplicity of the dress, very lovely :)

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    Nov 28, 2011, 05.12 PMby laurii

    ihana mekko! varsinkin tuon kauluksen kanssa:)

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    Nov 28, 2011, 10.16 AMby narwhalgabi

    Oh, velvet! So difficult to use, but you did it flawless. :) Thank you, I love it (as all of your projects).

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      Nov 30, 2011, 04.39 PMby pampula

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment:)

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    Nov 28, 2011, 12.53 AMby schnui

    Beautiful. I love velvet too.

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    Nov 28, 2011, 12.34 AMby cherwinamy

    SO cute!!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 11.33 PMby wagnerrs

    How freakin cute! I love any excuse to wear velvet (as if you need one)! The addition of a lace color makes me drool a little. Fabulous!

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      Nov 30, 2011, 04.36 PMby pampula

      hehe, thank you so much!

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    Nov 27, 2011, 10.11 PMby infinite-plus-one

    looks really beautiful (:

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    Nov 27, 2011, 09.54 PMby postmodest

    looks cute on you! <3

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    Nov 27, 2011, 09.01 PMby janene

    With or without the collar, this dress is truly lovely :-)

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    Nov 27, 2011, 07.08 PMby Lolibraun

    I love it!

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