Printed Jeans Velvet Top

This outfit fits my mood at the moment, although the very hot weather this week is not really cooperating with my desire to wear long trousers and velvet.

Print jeans have been popping up everywhere lately, so I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. I’ve had this print denim for a while. After my epic quilt project, I feel like my fabric shelves are much more manageable. Like I can actually see what I have. Anyway, this denim is kind of neat. The print is on what would normally be considered the wrong side of the denim. The opposite side is solid indigo blue.

The pattern for the jeans is Burdastyle 6/07 104, altered. This is the third time I’ve made this pattern. It’s a nice skinny trouser. I left the jeans a bit long so they bunch up a bit around the ankles. Maybe if I can get to the city sometime soon I’ll get rivets put on them. Wouldn’t that be swank?

The top is Vogue 1247 made up in silk velvet. The seams came out a bit puckered, but I think I like it anyway. The pattern calls for French seams, which did not seem like a good idea on a fabric with this much loft. I did a Hong Kong finish instead.

Front View

Jeans front

Jeans back

Top Front

Top back



  1. akismet-21b053fec805c8711a1f608da8cdd26a
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Are those jazz hands I see???? 😉 Love the top. Now I want one. The jeans are great too. I have not seen the printed jeans trend. Where have you seen it???

  2. Cuckoo Chanel
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Gorgeous outfit. I love the rivets idea.

  3. Shams
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I agree, cute outfit. I had that same denim and used it to make a jacket. It’s so stiff, but I really like the design.

  4. Posted July 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love this top- everyone I see is my new favorite…but I’ll tell you a secret…it’s yours!

  5. simplefrog
    Posted July 3, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Your interpretations of patterns are so artistic and inspiring. This velvet top is just luscious, contrasting with the stiff denim texture. I have some walnut brown silk velvet that is perfect for one of these. Do you see any reason why the top front could not be simplified, using just two pieces with the center seam and the horizontal dart? That would eliminate the horizontal lower front seam and the two diagonal seams where most of the puckering occurs.

    • Posted July 4, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks! You might want to look closely at the pattern pieces to see whether this is a good idea. It seems to me that there is some shaping in the horizontal seam that you would lose by eliminating it.

      Also, I like the effect of the different grainlines on the triangular pieces on the lower front, and I think the puckering is a tradeoff for getting this effect.

  6. Posted July 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink | Reply

    So these are the jeans you were telling me about! They are very kewl!!! And I love your interpretation of the V1247 top…it will work great come fall! 😉

  7. Posted July 5, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I really like the seaming on the top. Fab outfit, though i am sweating just looking at it! I think our heat is supposed to break a bit on Monday. Hopefully you’re getting cooler weather too.

  8. Posted July 5, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I really like the Vogue 1247 in the velvet, so casual lux. I also like the look of printed denim, but have none in my stash at the moment.

  9. Crystal
    Posted July 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I love this outfit. Great job on both pieces.

  10. Jennifer in KS
    Posted June 20, 2014 at 12:55 pm | Permalink | Reply

    This version of 1247 is epic! You have totally re-visioned it for me. And I agree that the puckered seams add rather than detract from the finished work.


    Jennifer in KS

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