Monday, 21 September 2015

Is Velvet and Velour Making a Comeback?

Okay, I'm not sure if velvet and velour is really making a comeback or if the fabric store stocking up on Halloween fabric? I've been noticing velvet fabrics appearing at the fabric store over the past few weeks but yesterday I almost let out a bloodcurdling scream when I turned around and spotted a table of velour fabrics.  

I'm not kidding.  

I wish I were, but I'm not. 

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And then I laughed at the thought of velour tracksuits making a comeback. Oh gawd, please no!  

Even scarier, I have some stretch velvet-like fabric in my stash from the last decade that this fabric was "in" sometime last century. I even have a black with a taupe floral print velvet in my stash. This might be my opportunity to make that 1920's Archival Collection coat and cape from McCall's. 


It would make a cute fall coat (that I would have nowhere to wear such a item). Or I can wear it for Halloween by adding a strand of pearls for a flapper look. And then donate it to the Costume Museum of Canada.  

This just might be the year that I stash bust all that velvet and stretchy velvet stuff out of my stash without ending up with a track suit [queue the bloodcurdling scream track].  

How about you? Will velvet or velour become part of your Halloween look or do you have other plans for this luxurious fabric?  

Happy Sewing!  


6 comments:

  1. Wouldn't mind one of those track suits for home lounging, though I'd never wear it in public. I haven't seen velour or velvet making an appearance in Vancouver so maybe just in colder areas?

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    1. And I spotted it at Fabricland. Possibly, it's a regional thing.

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  2. I hope it's going to be a comeback. I have few pieces of stretch velvet in my stash and now is a good time as any to sew them up, be in style and use up a few stash pieces! Keep me posted if you sew something with velvet or velour!
    Bonnie @ sewplus.blogspot.com

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    1. I have been thinking about sewing some black stretch velvet in my stash into a turtleneck dress. Maybe Vogue 8939 or Vogue 8866. And I'm thinking that Katherine Tilton's new jacket pattern, Butterick 6253 might be cute in a some of that fabric as well. I also have some in purple as well. This just might be the season that I finally stash bust this stash.

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  3. My teen daughter asked me to make her a velvet skirt. I looked at her like she had 3 heads. I do not want to sew velvet, thank you very much!

    I do have a cut of velour and keep saying I'm going to make KS3115 yoga pants from it!!! I think they'd be cozy for MN winter but wouldn't wear them outside...because I don't wear yoga pants outside!

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    1. Lol, I don't blame you... after those little girl dresses in velvet that I made last year I swore that I would never sew velvet again. I remember it as a challenging fabric to work with and press. But this might be my opportunity to stash-bust this stuff once and for all.

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