I am pretending to be Scarlet O’Hara. I have my grandmother’s old velveteen drapes, which unfortunately my mother cut into smaller pieces. I am 67 years old so you can imagine how old the fabric is. It is in good shape, faded, yet MY colour. I would like to make a long vest with the some pile ‘burned?’to the base of the fabric around the bottom and down the front. Unfortunately there is not quite enough of the design to do this even with piecing. Any ideas as to how I could make more of the design? I believe there is a product that can do this but have no idea where I was the product or process. I did read the article in the latest Threads that talks about Velvet and velveteen, but no answers to my problem – in fact the article stimulated me to think of this fabric I have been hording for years.
Edited 11/11/2008 7:13 pm ET by Sancin