Friday, May 24, 2013

Lace Knit Top




This Dress Barn top was my inspiration.








Although the finished product doesn't look anything like the pattern, I used Vogue (1261)  as my base. The design element that's the same is the hem shape.  I had used the pattern  before and love the way it fits me.



I used an ivory scroll lace for the top layer and the sleeves,  and a lightweight knit of the same color for the under layer.  Both of these came from Joann Fabrics - I used 50% coupons.

I cut a size 14, but used 3/8" seam allowances as my lace doesn't have much stretch. I also cut the sleeves a little larger.  And I made it about 1 inch longer.  The other thing I should have done was lower the armholes as they're a little tight.

I sewed the two layers of fabric together at the shoulders and sleeves, but kept them separate at the side seams & hems.





















Very often, the finished garment doesn't turn out the way I envisioned it.  But this time, it actually did and I'm very happy with the results.          


4 comments:

  1. You should be happy with the results as it looks exactly like the inspiration piece except for the raglan sleeves and it looks wonderful on you.

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  2. I agree with Rhonda - I think actually the top looks better with set in sleeves. It really is very lovely - and so too are the hanging baskets behind you, and the lovely green views behind them.

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  3. This is a great looking top. I love it!

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