New Life For Old Threads: Medieval to Modern in Velvet

I don’t think Andrew was a fan of this fabric. My first clue was when he saw the before dress and said, “No one wears velvet anymore.” I told him he was a dude and he doesn’t know anything! That pretty much won the argument. But I see velvet making a comeback. I love it! I think it is beautiful and luxurious when done in the right silhouette. The above silhouette is not the one I’m talking about.

This is more what I am talking about.


I’m finding, as I work with more fabric, how different each one is. This fabric had a pretty good amount of stretch, but even with the stretch it had, it was hard to judge what the fit would be like without putting a zipper in.


  1. Absolutley Beautiful!

  2. I love to see the way you transform the old into new!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! Amazing how you convert so so clothing into something special.

  4. this is gorgeous! you inspired me to pick up a velvet dress I saw the other day... now let's see if I can do anything with it, hah :)

    1. That is so awesome to hear! I'd love to see what you do with it.