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Velvet

While watching Chloe’s show, which was minutes ago, incredible show with the lead of the powerful Clare Waight Keller, you know it’s a good show when it puts you in the wonder mode, while seeing how much velvet was there, I wonder how much velvet I have or incorporate in my style, I realized it’s not that much.

I love velvet, I shared a picture in my Instagram pg of John Nollet when he was in this Zara winter campaign of him wearing velvet blazer that I thought, still does, one of the best velvet blazers, with the hashtag #InVelvetWeBelieve, in one point I wanted to buy the same blazer, and yes, he liked it and thanked me afterwords and it was the cherry on top of this day.

My aunt and I was talking about this fabric last week (she’s a local fashion designer), in how much we love wearing it outdoor –It’s so rich like no other, individual fabric, never act to be something else, gives you lots of shades and lights only from one color— but never indoor, I feel it so heavy if it’s not made in the right way specifically for the indoors (more lighter), I see people sleep in it and that’s something I never can/ will do. Still, I don’t have it in my wardrobe like I want, I need to consider it more, like have a day just for velvet shopping! That’s would be fun.

How do you incorporate velvet in your style? Do you wear it indoor?

  1. I always have to think carefully about velvet. I love the look and feel of it, but it does have disadvantages. The pile eventually wears off, so I avoid velvet pants, for example. Then there’s the cleaning issue. I’ve made a few garments of velvet, and I’ve always washed the fabric before sewing; this gives it a fluid feel, and a slightly different texture, but also means I can wash it in future, rather than dry-cleaning. (I’ve done this with silk/rayon velvet only.) My favorite velvet thing right now is my long velvet gloves, which are lined in Thinsulate, so they’re very warm as well as beautiful.

    1. You might not always want to wash the velvet beforehand; it depends on the qualities you want your fabric to have. Washing it makes it softer and drapier. It’s especially nice to do this when you sewing something cut on the bias. I sometimes see “washed velvet” in the description of ready-to-wear clothes.

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