Happy Sunday, everyone!
So let’s talk about this Fall trend…velvet. It’s all over the place, and with good reason. Velvet is such a great textile. It holds up beautifully over time, and let’s be honest…generally speaking, it just looks expensive-because it usually is. Now, thank goodness we’re in 2016 territory because the velvet trend of the 80’s wasn’t exactly stellar, amiright? :/ There are some truly beautiful pieces popping up this season that exemplify all of velvet’s best qualities.
As an avid maker, I tend to have quite a few fabric remnants laying around after completing projects and then try to figure out what exactly to do with them, so I don’t have all this potentially wasted fabric sitting around. Well, this was the case for this velvet cape. I had a couple yards of velvet leftover and decided a cape would be a suitable solution, and given the big fall trend, totally appropriate.
And did I mention it is reversible?? That’s right. Reversible. Double the velvet (well, one side is technically velveteen). Double the fun. One side is a beautifully hunter green, and the other is black velveteen. What an amazing thing to wear either casually, or with formal attire. I can just picture it over a dress for a winter wedding with bright red lipstick and some kick-ass heels…Gorgeous darling!
Jeans-Gap; booties-DSW (no longer available); Needlepoint purse-Vintage