A velvet dress for the holidays

It's always hard to find a good dress for the holidays. You want it to be stylish, but not too avant garde. Comfortable but not frumpy. This year I took matters into my own hands and made the best holiday dress ever. Okay, so maybe it's not the best ever but I still think it is pretty darn great. I used Vogue 9253 - a kimono sleeve dress with a deep V-neck. ...

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A Stretch Velvet Holiday Dress

When I told my Mom that I was making a stretch velvet dress for Christmas, she wasn't too sure about my creative decision. I assured her it would be a magical throwback to the '90s where velvet skater dresses reigned supreme. I made sure I didn't disappoint: I've had an itch to make something in stretch velvet ever since I saw Tami's awesome silver shirt and Becca's inspiration post on how to ...

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Inspiration: How to wear Velvet

I was probably 4 the first the I (remember) wearing velvet. It was a dress, black velvet with a white lace peter pan collar, and I loved it. I mean, not wearing it, I was still a kid fidgeting in a formal dress. But I loved looking at it and petting it's soft, stiff texture. This happened a few times in my childhood, and it was always a shame to ...

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