I thought of making up this stretch velvet fabric years ago, but somehow just never got around to it. Now it's wearable. I had two "pieces" - one a remnant, the other was bits and pieces left over from my daughter's Christmas outfit from who knows how long ago. Both are sort of coppery, though different shades.
Simplicity 3536 was also sitting around for a few years. View A is the only that caught my eye at the time that I bought the pattern, though perhaps View C might happen at some point - or it might not. Oh, right - I'm supposed to insert the picture at this point. Ta-da!
Well, that's been it for additions to my closet. Hope my friends don't mind, but these outfits, with some possible alterations, will be hitting the "party circuit" for the next few years to come. (Hm - may-be I'll need to work on a new pair of black pants - these are getting rather overworked, don't you think?)
FYI - taking pictures has been a challenge. We've hardly had any sun for eons. The best I've been able to do is to switch on all the lights in the room and hope for the best. Colours are coming out not right. (Pants in the pictures should be jet black - so that just shows you how "off" the colour is.) I know that my photography isn't the best to begin with, but I keep hoping for miracles. I'll just keep trying!