What are you most proud of? I love the way they turned out - considering we gave up the pattern and went with our own design. Each one represents the child it was for. The red one is a bit more traditional - the purple one is totally unique. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Velvet is very difficult to sew but because the pieces were already cut by a friend - we went with it. They turned out awesome but I think the next time, I would use velvet on the top and a lighter material for the back.