So named because this pink monstrosity very nearly became another lost in space UFO in the ‘What was I thinking?’ category.
You may remember that I was planning on making an athleisure style dropped shoulder sweatshirt out of this neon pink velvet. So far, so… good?
Well, here’s problem #1: It appears people aren’t making athleisure style tops out of neon pink velvet – for very good reasons I might add. A dropped shoulder slouchy top may look great in grey marl or beautiful in black or natty in navy. However, in neon pink velvet it sort of headed into a not so desirable flash back to Juicy Couture or something out of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory *RIP Gene Wilder you genius*
Problem #2: I don’t try on RTW clothes any more so I have no idea what shape in the althleisure oeuvre would suit me, or if this is even a cut that I should consider.
So after much tweaking, snipping, re-cutting, researching and head-scratching I ended up with this little number. Sort of Barbie meets Reality Bites. I haven’t given it a press yet (see neckline) because the internet scared me about ironing velvet – any tips appreciated.
The jury is out on this one – but at least I have a salvageable garment. Which does look marginally better IRL than in photos. And lesson learned for the time-being: no more impulse stretch velvet purchases.
On the other hand, wins with my first ever attempt with a twin needle. My stretch hemming woes are over!! Hallelujah.