SILK VELVET fabric 28 percent

Rayon-Silk Velvet Fabric


Mood Fabrics' Rayon Silk Velvet bomber jacket using McCall's 7100I love the look of a bomber jacket and started thinking about fabric and something for the holidays. My thoughts lead to the hot fabric right now, velvet and I headed right over to Pinterest for ideas. I was on track as I saw several velvet bomber jackets and I knew I had my Christmas look. My fabric is Mood Fabrics Sultan Red Soft Rayon-Silk Velvet, which is available in 7 more colors.

The pattern I went with was McCall's 7100, which is an easy to sew pattern but the velvet did provide the challenges. First think I did before doing any cutting or sewing was to read all about sewing with velvet and McCall's blog has an excellent article. For pressing as recommended I used a terry beach towel and used several scrap pieces to test the heat, steam or no steam, etc.Mood Fabrics' Rayon Silk Velvet bomber jacket using McCall's 7100 One thing my test proved was no steam. I placed the towel on my ironing board and used another towel as my press cloth. I am a steam girl, so the first sample, I really put the steam to it. Well, I quickly found out no steam, it changed the texture and the appearance of the velvet. Thank goodness for the test and extra fabric. Remember I said I was a steam girl, well out of habit, I pushed the steam on the front side seam of my jacket. OH, NO! I quickly pulled out my extra and I had just enough to cut more pieces and start again.

I took some photos in the evening before our company Christmas party and then went outside the next morning for some outside shots. This velvet is hard to photograph and it is not warm when the outside temperature is -2 degrees! I worked quickly and got some photos which really show off the fabric and the pattern. I will probably always wear the jacket zipped up as I like how it looks this way.

But I don't mind it unzipped either

For the interfacing on this jacket I used muslin. The velvet has lots of drape, which I like for the jacket itself. I did know the facing, front bottom band and the zipper area would benefit from the stability of muslin. The muslin didn't change the hand of the fabric, just added some body. I did baste a small strip to the wrong side of the front edge for the zipper. My zipper still had some wave in it, something a good shot of steam would help in most cases. The velvet just couldn't handle the steam and I didn't want to change the appearance of my fabric.Mood Fabrics' Rayon Silk Velvet bomber jacket using McCall's 7100 For the cuffs, waistband and neck, I used Mood Fabrics' Acrylic/Spandex Rib knit trim (sold out but more choices available), My rib knit really has the appearance of a sweater knit but has great recovery. I loved the look of this with the velvet

McCall's blog has a sew-a-long for this pattern and excellent instructions for adding a lining. I went with Mood Fabrics"China Silk in Maroon. I am so happy I lined the jacket, as it really just finished it off and made it look so good inside and out


And adding a label, of course!

The bottom band and lining


My advice about sewing velvet, take your time, test the seams and the pressing and you will get great results.

I love my new bomber jacket and feel very stylish and current in the velvet. I have plans for a nice basic shirt in another color of this silk-rayon, maybe the rust? Which color is your favorite? Hurry and get it, the velvet is going fast.

Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment. These garment are blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.

Mood Fabrics' Rayon Silk Velvet bomber jacket using McCall's 7100 Mood Fabrics' Rayon Silk Velvet bomber jacket using McCall's 7100 with sweater knit cuff Mood Fabrics' Rayon Silk Velvet bomber jacket using McCall's 7100- cuff Mood Fabrics' Rayon Silk Velvet bomber jacket using McCall's 7100- lining


Share this article





Related Posts


Chiffon Velvet Fabric
Chiffon Velvet Fabric
Fabric Printing designs
Fabric Printing designs

Latest Posts
Woven Ground cover fabric
Woven Ground…
Rated 5 out of 5 by JC50 Fantastic! The…
Aztec Print Upholstery Fabric
Aztec Print Upholstery…
8x8 (20x20cm) swatch printed on Basic…
Silkworms and silk
Silkworms and…
Silk—the stuff of lustrous, glamorous…
Manufacturing process of rayon
Manufacturing…
Rayon Staple Fiber Rayon Textile Filament…
Leopard Print Upholstery Fabric
Leopard Print…
Standard Delivery You can usually expect…
Search
Featured posts
  • Chiffon Velvet Fabric
  • Fabric Printing designs
  • Printing designs on fabric
  • Fabric designers
  • Different fabric designs
  • Fabric, printed design
  • Get your design printed on fabric
  • Jacquard fabric design
  • How to get design printed on fabric?
Copyright © 2020 l www.xinlongtex.com. All rights reserved.