Copper Leaf Burnout Velvet KnitMarcyTilton.com
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Black sheer with woven in velvet geometric shapes over-printed with copper, which creates a soft muted gleam. Lightweight, stable and soft, fine grained texture, crosswise stretch with some rolling at the cut edge; smooth on back side. Semi-sheer with some lingerie show through so use for layers, sleeves or trims. Cut for a nap. 8" repeat. Perfect for a layering top, t-shirt, tunic, dress, cardi, hoodie, vest or coat.
Devoré is a fabric technique particularly used on velvets, where a mixed-fiber material undergoes a chemical process to dissolve cellulose fibers to create a semi-transparent pattern against more solidly woven fabric. Devoré comes from the French verb dévorer, meaning literally to devour.
Sewing & Pressing Tips
- Mark with tailor’s tacks. I use embroidery thread for this as it does not pull out easily. Take one stitch through the fabric leaving 3⁄4” tails. One stitch only. Then gently separate the layers and clip the threads.
- OR...mark with a dressmaker’s pencil, making a dot at each marking. I lick the pencil to give it a bit more color and lasting power.
The biggest sewing challenge is to keep the fabric from shifting as you sew.
- My preferred method is to use a walking foot in combination with spray adhesive like 505 Spray.
- Cover your work surface with paper, and carefully mask off the seam allowance with paper.
- Spray a light consistent amount of spray within the seam allowance, then carefully line up the edges, right sides together and stitch. This is quick and works beautifully. It is a little known secret of couture houses that for years the seamstresses have relied on similar spray adhesives for just this purpose.
Pressing: Keep a light hand, use a LOT of steam, finger press, and use a clapper.
Pre-treat by wash gentle and air dry.