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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

{My Sewing Creation in Graduating Ombré Silk Velvet}

During our time of consulting, we often came in San Francisco, California and my favorite store was Britex Fabrics.
It was there, that I did find a beautiful French panel (that's what they call the piece of about 1.5 yard) of Graduating Ombré Silk Velvet.
I'd been looking for a kind of Golden Brown color.
From Laurèl, Escada group, I did have this Giraffe print skirt and wanted to create a top to wear with it.
That's the disadvantage from Premium Outlet shopping; you snatch up one piece but can't find the matching top...
Photos are not high quality and these are taken on May 23, 1998.
From the Dutch Nouveau magazine, I got this idea for using two types of silk in a graduating color of golden brown. The above piece is from Ritmo di Perla. The edges are done in a silk charmeuse and the rest is silk velvet.
From a Burda pattern, I selected this top.
It was not an easy one as the silk charmeuse had to be padded for all the rolled edges along arm holes, neck and bottom. Also where my hand is, an invisible zipper had to be sewn in.
CHALLENGING...
Showing you the other side where you clearly can see the graduating of color!
But I loved the result and felt proud for having tackled it.
Happily with husband Pieter during a wedding...
The front of my sewing creation I like the best!
Have you ever worked with silk velvet or any rolled edges?

This post I've created for a reason, to show you another project that I completed by using a remnant of this very Graduating Ombré Silk Velvet; 18 years apart from creating my top!
Below you also find a link to a post where I have my LONG BRAID framed on this Graduating Ombré Silk Velvet 

Thank you for your visit!

Related post:
{Did I loose my strength?... Like in Samson and Delilah?} | previous post by me

10 comments:

  1. Dear Mariette,

    The outfit looks fabulous and yes, I have sewn with silk velvet and it is a beautiful fabric and makes a lovely garment.
    Hope you have a great week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  2. Dearest Mariette,
    you look wonderful in this dress! I never worked with such a fabrics, but I guess, it is nocht really easy to do.
    Happy week to you,
    Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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  3. Hello Mariette, How exotic you look in your fancy outfits! You have amazing skills--for me, sewing on a button is the maximum challenge, and one that I dread.
    --Jim

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  4. Liebe Mariette,

    ich freue mich wieder über deinen schönen Post.

    Adventliche Grüße
    Elisabeth

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  5. I really like your creation.. I did make both of my youngest daughters velvet wraps with a silky gold fabric on one side.
    They used these when they had formal dances on a chilly evening. I hope that you are enjoying the holidays...Janey

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  6. Pieknie wygladasz w tej sukience.Nie mam zdolnosci do szycia.Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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  7. Dearest Mariette,
    A beautiful silk velvet of Golden brown color of Giraffe print skirt,Photos on May 23-1998.
    Have a nice holiday!
    Michiko

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  8. Prachtige creatie heb je toen gemaakt...hele mooie kleuren ook ..
    En het is inderdaad een moeilijk stof om te naaien....je hebt het netjes gedaan hoor...ziet er echt mooi uit. Het stond je ook prachtig...
    De verschillend stoffen passen heel mooi bij elkaar

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  9. Hello,Mariette,
    You look good in the silk velvet. It is impressive you have such a good skill!
    Peter and you are a beautiful couple! Have a wonderful December.

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  10. That is a wonderful creation! I had a few bottoms that I couldn't find matching top, but I didn't think about creating one myself! Well, I wish I had a skill like yours :-) Sounds like it was not an easy task, but the result turned out great, Mariette. You look stunning in golden brown!

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