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Christina's Silk Velvet Emersons Pants

This is an image of Christina wearing her Emerson Pants by True Bias in Silk/Rayon Velvet in Peacock Blue. She is wearing a yellow knit cardigan and standing in front of a blue wall.
Instagram Handle: @darling_ruth 
Pattern Name and Designer:  Emerson Pant by True Bias
Size made:
Modifications:  Modifications: no pocket interfacing, serged the inside edge of the waistband facing instead of turning it under and made hem facings for a wider hem. 

 

I was interested in making the Emerson Pants out of the Silk/Rayon Velvet because I thought it was the perfect pattern to showcase the beautiful drape of the fabric. I have been eyeing the velvet for a while now and thought now was the time to introduce it into my wardrobe! I really believe in either letting the fabric be the "star of the show" or the design. The Emerson Pants have a simple design without too many details or top stitching. I think the front pleats show off the fabric in a really lovely way.

This is an image of Christina wearing her Emerson Pants in Silk/Rayon Velvet in Peacock Blue standing in front of a blue brick wall.
It has been a long time since I worked with velvet and I remember why it has the reputation that it does. You really can't fight with it...it will win! Some tips and tricks I remembered from my days in bridal sewing are: 
  • cut out using a rotary cutter,
  • use a walking foot lengthen your stitch to 3mm 
  • and use lots of pins!
This is an image of a close up on Christina's hand placed in the front pocket of her Emerson Pants in Silk/Rayon Velvet in Peacock Blue.
Because the velvet is messy, I decided to serge all my long seams before construction. That way it was easier to handle, and I could open up my seams to reduce bulk. One good thing is that you can't really iron velvet, and that was a step I was happy to skip!  I'm excited to wear these pants at some holiday and New Year parties. They are just right for a dressy or casual event!
This is an image of Christina wearing her Emerson Pants by True Bias in Silk/Rayon Velvet in Peacock Blue. She is wearing a yellow knit cardigan and standing in front of a blue wall. d

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