Sunday, December 6, 2009

Black Velvet Jacket

I have owned this dress for several years. It is dated, but I could not convince myself to throw it out.
Just last week I found another dress made out of the same fabric at a second hand shop for a quarter.

I removed the collar and cut the front open

Here is the collar. I used it later to make a loop and button closure.

I serged the raw edges. This gave the garment a finished look without hemming.

I used the other dress to make the sleeves.

Two part sleeve

Button closure with rosette

Fabric covered buttons

I finished this in time for the annual Mother Daughter Tea hosted by my mother-in-law. By-the-way, the total cost to make this jacket was $6.55

1 comment:

Julie said...

Wow! Stunning! You are so full of great ideas! ... and the second-hand gem-finding queen!