Kwik Sew 4111: DIY Maroon Silk Velvet Tulip Skirt Dress
Don’t be fooled by the sun in these photographs: it was freezing the day we took them, and we had to be fast! That’s why the opaque tights are out…not very glam but necessary unless you want frost bite, lol.
There really is nothing new to add to the making of this dress that I didn’t cover in my first review. I attempted to lengthen the sleeves, and managed to add an inch to their length, but fabric limitations meant I couldn’t get them any longer. I do wish they were longer, but it is what it is, and it didn’t stop me wearing this dress to my office christmas party earlier this month. I also didn’t have enough fabric to make a belt.
All in all, this dress is so easy to throw on and wear and I think it will be a perennial christmas favourite.
See here for tips on sewing with silk velvet. I must say this silk/ viscose/ velvet was less shifty than the last one I worked with, and whilst I was dreading the hem along the curved edges, it worked out fine in the end.
Happy sewing everyone!