Emaual Ungaro Teal Velvet jacket
This French silk cut velvet jacket is an OOP Emanual Ungaro Vogue pattern which took many years to bring to completion. Cutting it out was a difficult task as there was barely enough yardage. Once cut, I underlined the entire jacket with a matching silk georgette, painstakingly basting the two layers together before serging the edges together with a two thread overlock to prevent ravelling. Interfacing was a huge challenge as I couldn’t use a fusible, my favorite light weight hair canvas was too heavy, so I choose to use a baby weight flannel. The front edges are piped with a matching silk dupioni, the hem is faced with the same dupioni, the lining , a matching china silk. Sewing was nightmarish as depiste basting each and every seam at least once, the velvet continued to move. My advice to others loving velvet, plan to invest LOTS of time and patience to achieve a great looking garment.