I seriously love this trend. In fact, if you search “crushed velvet” on my blog, you’ll find other projects I’ve made throughout the years. It screams holidays to me – but I think it’s appropriate to wear after the holiday season, too! It’s still winter here (yesterday my car was covered in ice after church!) so, I know it is probably still chilly where you are, too!
I sewed this top for New Years Eve, and the pattern comes from my book, Sew Caroline Weekend Style (The Larchmont Tee). The pattern is originally supposed to be sewn out of a woven fabric, but I decided to size down and sew it out of a stretch panne knit fabric. The fit is great, loose, but not ill-fitting. I altered the back pattern piece to be a few inches longer than the front (I used the size XL length line instead of S) to give it a high-low effect and also added a 2″ slit to the sides. It turned out just how I had hoped.
I paired this top with a pair of jeggings from Old Navy, I love that they have an elastic waistband and fit like leggings, but have the weight of jeans ((and are also amazing for post partum)).
Because I wanted to show off the beauty of the top + it’s fabric, I chose to go easy on accessories. I wore one of my favorite pair of drop ball earrings + my DY bracelet that I’ve had forever. I finished the look off with a simple pair of booties that go with pretty much everything.
This is such a simple look for a semi-dressy date night, a night out with your girlfriends OR to save for your holiday parties next year!
Crushed velvet is such a fun + comfortable substrate to wear. Dresses, tops, PANTS all look super snazzy made from crushed velvet. It’s definitely one of my favorite fabrics to wear during the winter.