Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Antique velvet

A pile of fabric fell into my greedy hands some time ago and in amongst it were two pieces of very old, patterned velvet. I've been working with fabric for 35 years and have never seen anything like it and doubt that I will again.
One piece had a cream background and the other a black background. They were small pieces, just big enough to make a jacket with no pockets or collars or any of that other jacket stuff. Still, a plain design means the fabric gets to be the star of the show, as it should.
Here's the cream version. Happy birthday, Mum!

 And here's the black (and in my view, far superior) version. Happy birthday, me. And big thanks to Claire for the fabric.