Shimmering rust panne velvet is crosswoven with golden undertones. A type of crushed velvet, panne is produced by forcing the pile in a single direction by applying heavy pressure. Deadstock from a southern California designer. Light weight with a flat velvety surface, silky smooth on the back side, a luxurious hand and fluid drape. Cut for nap. A fabric to dress up or down, right for a top, shirt, dress, skirt, cardigan, soft pants or jacket.
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 ¾” 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, and use a clapper.
Dry clean. If you want to wash, wash/dry gentle/delicate and be sure to test, test, test a sample first.
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE ½ YARD UNIT