Was there ever a more ragingly-autumnal fabric than this rich burnt red velveteen fabric? In a shade of red that’s too orange for scarlet, too red for rust and just too darned fabulous to leave behind, this fabric is like a walk through Vermont with whiffs of cinnamon and spice. We can confirm that it picks up delightfully the warm red in our ‘Snuggle & swing’ navy blue & red plaid wool mix fabric – so much so that the two could have been made for each other as you can see in our picture. However they weren’t – we just played matchmaker is all.
Our burnt red velveteen fabric is slightly unusual in that it’s a very pliable short-piled velvet fabric. There’s no stiffness here, yet near-total opacity. This is a fabric with an elegant fold and gentle drape. It probably won’t hold a dramatic shape – but neither does it collapse in on itself as you can see from this video.
We think our burnt red velveteen fabric will prove comfortable to wear, although you’ll need to know that this is a fabric with no stretch content. Garments will need to have their ease cut as part of your pattern design; this isn’t the fabric for your skinny velvet jeans.
What our burnt red velveteen fabric is just perfect for however, are garments such as jackets (casually-tailored or jean-style), snappy short skirts to wear over winter woolly tights and pinafore dresses to layer over long-sleeved t-shirts. If you’re an aficionado of the ‘Cleo’ Dungaree Dress by Tilly and the Buttons then here’s your velveteen. However we’ve just spotted their new pattern – the ‘Ness’ Skirt – which we think is just the thing for our autumnal burnt red velveteen fabric.
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees with a gentle spin. Smooth and hang to dry. Find out more on our About our fabric pages