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Fall would not be complete without a statement velvet coat.
I had the opportunity to collaborate with one of my favorite fabric companies, Spoonflower, on their brand new fabric launch. Their Celosia Velvet™ fabric is a must have for this year's hottest Fall fashion. Velvet has been all over the runway the past two years so this season is the perfect time to try it out, so why not make a coat?! Not sure how? Don't you worry. I got you covered. I hope to inspire you to make your own. 😘
SALE ALERT: 15% off 1+ yards of Velvet, 12:01am EDT 9/14 - 11:59pm EDT on 9/17, no promo code required
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As a woman, I love options. When it comes to fabric options, Spoonflower has got you covered. With the Celosia Velvet™ fabric they launched this week, the design options were plentiful as well. One of my favorite designers on Spoonflower is Holli Zollinger. Her designs are earthy, bohemian and give off a modern anthropology vibe. If you are looking for fabric designs for your Fall makes, I highly suggest that you scroll through her arsenal because she will not disappoint. The velvet that I chose to make this gorgeous duster coat is the adobe multi dessert.

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Key things to know about Celosia Velvet™:

  1. The fabric is quite thick. Think upholstery fabric.
  2. When you receive the fabric, it will seem stiff. Washing it will soften the fabric.
  3. Wash it with mild detergent and hang to dry or place in dryer at low setting.
  4. This type of velvet is ideal for home decor projects, jackets, shift dresses, and skirts.
  5. This fabric has zero stretch, so fitted apparel would not be ideal for this type of velvet.
  6. When sewing with this fabric, keep in mind the direction of the softness of the fabric. (My tutorial below will explain this in more detail.)
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In the Fall, there are so many events going on such as fashion week and art exhibitions. Stand out and wear a statement coat that you make yourself and that no one can find in stores. It's a fun way to bring in the upcoming fall season.

The lining that I chose for this coat is a luxurious silky faille fabric which was also designed by Holli Zollinger. Find this fabric and use it for any of your fashionable makes. It feels like butter on your skin. It's awesome! It's called Adobe Rain Multi.

If you end up making a Celosia Velvet™ Duster Coat, be sure to tag me in Instagram. I'd love to see and share your makes.