I am calling this colour “dark rose”
The themes of Project Sewn got me thinking about this wonderful pair of shoes that need more friends in my closet. A look over my stash found some wonderful “dark rose” gems to work with, so I have sketched up a wee plan to make 6 items over the next 3 weeks that fit into each of the themes (Think Pink, If the Shoe Fits and Signature Style) and make a nice little “dark rose” capsule. The project of it also fits I nicely into the monochromatic theme of the Shades of Me series being held by Petit a Petit and Family and Welcome to the Mouse House.
Velvet Fumpsuit (Faux Jumpsuit)
Pattern: Self Drafted with a bit of guidance from a vintage culottes pattern
Fabric: Upcycled long velvet dress with holes here and there gifted by my mum
Ease: Slippery but not too scary
Tidbits: I was really scared of trying another pair of culottes after the first debacle but this time, I just tried them on lots and lots until I knew i had the high waist and fit I wanted. This may or may not have required me to sew naked every now and then.
I have never really worn this colour or velvet before and I hate exposing my back but I love it. It’s sassy. I love the shades of rose. It’s got a vintage vibe going on, and I can wear the top and bottoms separately, which I promptly did after finishing these on the weekend. I popped on a self made back and white T, and headed to the park to watch some jazz!
Oh, and I don’t think my “show me your butt pose” is as good as super blokes!
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