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Patterns to pair with Loulouthi velveteens

I’m so excited to have Loulouthi velveteens in the shop that I wanted to do a post to show you some of the patterns that would work brilliantly with this gorgeous substrate.

First, the Sewaholic Minoru jacket. I checked in with Tasia, who said that velveteen would be an excellent choice for this coat and pointed me to this velvet Minoru as an example. She suggested you might want to go a size up because velveteen is a thicker fabric, but that’s up to you and how fitted you like your jackets.

The Colette Ginger skirt pattern would work well with velveteen. Velveteen has body, which suits the Ginger’s structured waist, while the bold Loulouthi prints will work well with the simple A-line shape. Kenn at Colette told me the Beignet skirt would also work, but I’m on the fence about doing all those buttonholes in velveteen. Tilly, if you’re out there, would you sew a Beignet in velveteen? Either way, he recommended using a lighter fabric for the facing to avoid adding bulk.

You could also try the Colette Parfait dress. Sarai sewed a version of this dress in corduroy, which I suspect is a similar weight. Doesn’t it look pretty?

Figgy’s Sunki dress has already been done in the In the Clearing print and looks lovely. Check out the Sew Mama Sew blog for pictures of one little cutie modelling it.

The Clever Charlotte Kestrel Coat would be perfect in velveteen. Outerwear is one of the only ways school children can show a sense of style and a pretty velveteen coat would be a special treat.

Likewise, the Oliver + S Sunday Brunch jacket and/or the matching skirt would be adorable in velveteen.

What do you want to sew with velveteen?

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