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what can I make for myself with a yard of 60" velvet?

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    Profile photo of ReeniReeni @Reeni

    is there a pattern you like for a top that uses only a yard of 60″ woven? I bought some royal purple velvet for a great price with no pattern in mind… my problem is that I’m a size 14-16 depending on the style, I guess I don’t sew enough for myself to realize I need more fabric!

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    Profile photo of Justine JJustine J @justmejay

    Honestly, I’d make a skirt with it rather than a top, and 1 yd is heaps for a skirt. The Everyday skirt would look great, and I have used velvet to make several MIP A+ skirts. (I love wearing them – but have to stop myself stroking the fabric in public!)

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    Profile photo of ReeniReeni @Reeni

    i am a wuss, it’s 20 degrees here and still too cold for a skirt…
    🙁

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    Profile photo of JilllsJillls @Jillls

    You could make a tunic version of the cinema dress and make the front and back yokes out of a different fabric.

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    Profile photo of melelizameleliza @meleliza

    A sexy date night pencil skirt. That is unfortunately probably about it.

    I had a meter of Irish tweed my grandmother brought back from Ireland some 50 years ago. I just barely cut a simple skirt out of it – and that was after I saved the fabric for when I lost all the baby weight. It was a size 10 Colette skirt from the sewing handbook without the scallops.

    Or maybe it would make a great infinity scarf? Or an evening bag?

    I have lots of 1 yard cuts of things I bought when baby was still a baby and now they’re all useless. Time to de stash.

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    Profile photo of Liesl GibsonLiesl Gibson
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    We have a skirt pattern coming out for Liesl and Co this spring that takes just a yard of fabric. It would be really cute in velvet, actually, if you can stand to wait until it’s finally released! It will be probably two months yet…

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    Profile photo of mcholley1mcholley1 @mcholley1

    Yes…I have a velveteen/voile infinity scarf that I adore!

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    Profile photo of ReeniReeni @Reeni

    I made a t-shirt-like boatneck top with 3/4 sleeves, no closures or facings to conserve fabric… it was a situation where I wanted something to wear out to dinner the next night with some high school friends. It’s still very cold here in NY and the LES builds up some fierce tunnel winds! Velvet top and wool flannel pants let me enjoy fried chicken and champagne. 😀
    Liesl that sounds promising, especially for spring! I might have to get more velvet in another color 😀 … this is their online link but they are based in the city. http://www.fabricwholesaledirect.com/micro-velevet-fabric

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    That sounds very pretty, Reeni.

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