Kwik Sew 4111: DIY Maroon Silk Velvet Tulip Skirt Dress

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Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress

Hi Friends,

Don’t be fooled by the sun in these photographs: it was freezing the day we took them, and we had to be fast! That’s why the opaque tights are out…not very glam but necessary unless you want frost bite, lol.

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Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress

This is my second version of Kwik Sew 4111, this time made in a maroon silk velvet I found on eBay. You can see my first version, made this summer, here.

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Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress
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Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress

There really is nothing new to add to the making of this dress that I didn’t cover in my first review. I attempted to lengthen the sleeves, and managed to add an inch to their length, but fabric limitations meant I couldn’t get them any longer. I do wish they were longer, but it is what it is, and it didn’t stop me wearing this dress to my office christmas party earlier this month. I also didn’t have enough fabric to make a belt.

All in all, this dress is so easy to throw on and wear and I think it will be a perennial christmas favourite.

See here for tips on sewing with silk velvet. I must say this silk/ viscose/ velvet was less shifty than the last one I worked with, and whilst I was dreading the hem along the curved edges, it worked out fine in the end.

Happy sewing everyone!

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Kwik sew 4111 silk velvet tulip skirt dress

 

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

12 thoughts on “Kwik Sew 4111: DIY Maroon Silk Velvet Tulip Skirt Dress

  1. Manju, define: freezing. This is a short sleeve dress! I live in Arizona USA. It is now 65F. Compared to 110, it is freezing for me. No short sleeve dresses until June! LOL. Merry Christmas, my friend. I do enjoy reading your blog.

  2. That fabric and color are both divine! Such a gorgeous dress and perfect for any special occasion. You look beautiful!

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