These Are NOT Your Mom’s Velvet Drapes…well, Not Anymore!

Doodle T and Me!
by Doodle T and Me!
2 Materials
30 Minutes

Change it Up. Revamp. Restyle. Recycle. Renew.

These Velvet Drapes are Tired.

They are So Ready to Leap Off the Windows and See the World.

I am Happy to Oblige!

Hello Flowy, Fun and Oh So Comfy Palazzo Pants!

Simplicity – Super Easy to Sew – Pattern 8134

Amazon LINK. Sizes 14 - 22

Amazon LINK. Sizes 6 - 14

Make These Palazzos Fancy with So-Easy-to-Do French Seams.

In 30 Minutes!

One Pair of Drapes (84″) is More than Enough for the Pants.

Velvet Drapes - Amazon LINK.

Cut out the pattern pieces.

3 Pieces. Front. Back. Waistband.

To Make French Seams: With Right Sides Facing OUT…

Sew the Leg Seams.

Trim to As Close to the Seam as You Can, without Snipping the Threads.

Toss the Cut Section.

Now Flip the Pieces (with Right Sides Facing In)…Pin.

And Sew the Seam Again.

A Lovely French Seam Appears.

No Jiggidity Jaggidity Seams for these Palazzos.

Keep Going. You’ve Got This!

The Assembly is Almost Complete.

Attach the Waistband.

Sew Securely in Place. Leave an Opening to Feed In the Elastic.

Nice and Easy.

Almost Done. Pin the Hem.


There is Nothing Like Velvet to Ease Into a Day.

To Be Silly.

To Have Some Fun.

To Make a Statement with Spunk.

To Rock Palazzos Like No One Is Looking!


Doodle T and Me!

Suggested materials:
  • Velvet Drapes   (Amazon)
  • Simplicity Pattern 8134 Palazzo Pants   (Amazon)

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  • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Mar 26, 2021

    Hi Danielle - thanks! I was surprised that this worked as well as it did...very wearable with no added fabric cost! Jeanne - Doodle T and Me!

  • Amanda Harris Amanda Harris on Apr 12, 2021

    You are such an inspiration to an oldie like me. Love what you did. Didn't the French seams make it more bulky?

    • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on Apr 12, 2021

      Hi Amanda - the French seams make it a bit bulker but I find it so much better than raggedy seams...and with this wide-leg pattern, the fabric is voluminous so it really doesn't matter. Hope that helps! Jeanne - Doodle T and Me!