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.          


  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.

  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.

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


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