The photo of me at Lowes in the kitty romper was taken with this app I am currently obsessing over, it is called Split Pic and I highly recommend it, but only if you are with a friend. Too hard to do by yourself.
#1 Serge the edges (which I did) or zig zag and then do an extra sew line next to it (which I didn't)
#2 Line it! I guess I though lining was more if the fabric was see-through (like the cat fabric) I didn't realize it can also allievate some pressure from the velvet fabric.
Anyway, here is a photo of me in the velvet romper, at IMATS LA. Doe suggested I added a blue bow which I loved! I think I got more compliments on the velvet bow than the romper itself, but ah... oh well.