Enrico Panel Italian Burnout Silk Velvet Woven sold by the 65" x 53" panelMarcy Tilton Fabrics
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE 65" x 53" PANEL
Opulent, sumptuous drapey burnout or devoré velvet panel from Italian designer Enrico Coveri, his name is discreetly embossed on one of the borders. A spectacular geometric design in muted gold and black. Light weight and sheer in the burnout areas, opaque in the velvet areas. Burnout velvet appears delicate but in fact is a workhorse fabric which takes as well to the street as the ballroom. Right for a top, tunic, dress, skirt, shirt, would make a lovely scarf or shawl, or use as trim, or over layer. If you order more than one panel, we will cut it one length.
Devoré is a fabric technique particularly used on velvets, where a mixed-fiber material undergoes a chemical process to create a semi-transparent pattern against more solidly woven fabric. Devoré comes from the French verb dévorer, meaning literally to devour.
Pre-treat: steam/dry clean or toss in the washer/dryer if you want a soft wrinkled effect..
Sewing & Pressing Tips:
Take care every step of the way as you work, so you get the feel of working on the fabric upping your skills. Your ‘touch’ and how you handle the fabric make a big difference every step of the way.
- 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, and use a clapper.