Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Lace Top

I've been meaning to post the lace top that I've made last month.  I found the very reasonably priced fabric at the store and I thought that it would be perfect to make a lace tee with it.  Nothing fancy, just straight and simple - perfect with some black denim jeans.
I took one of my boxy shirt and made a pattern on paper.
I cut the paper pattern. 
Took another piece of paper and made a pattern of the upper part (shoulder & neckline) to make the front 
neckline pattern of the shirt which is lower than the first pattern.
Fold the patterns lengthwise (top to bottom) to make sure the sides are even or symmetrical.
Cut the fabric making sure to leave about a half an inch seam allowance.  I stitched the pattern by hand just because 
I like to make sure to try it on before using the sewing machine. 
Sew the sides on the sewing machine.
Sew the shoulder part.  (I also stitched by hand first before using the sewing machine)
I stitched the hem on the neckline by hand with matching thread.  I didn't even sew it on the machine.
I did the same thing for the sleeves; stitched it up by hand and called it a day.
The "wrong" side of the shirt.
Luckily the bottom of the shirt didn't need to be hemmed.


Laura Go said...

I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who takes a shirt, traces patterns from it, and then makes a brand spanking new top like that. LOVE the fabric you chose, Christine!
♥ laura
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Courtney Erin said...

I love it! You're so talented, it kills me.

Courtney ~

Anonymous said...

Looks great!

Hogger and Co. said...

Hey smarty pants, wanna be my designer??
K, thanks.
(Great job!!)

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh it came out so great! Love it :D

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great job, i loveit.

Alex Elizabeth said...

Wooo awesome! I love the color you picked, too!

my thrifty closet said...

nice work! I also think it makes perfect sense to make one your self, the store ones can cost so much!


Annie said...

I LOVE THAT TOP! Sersiously - so pretty, and looks great on you :)

The Other Side of Gray

Nnenna said...

LOVE this lace top- it's so pretty! You did such a great job! :)

LyddieGal said...

that is such a pretty material, and i love that you just made your own pattern.
I feel like i would avoid material like that because I wouldn't know how to hem it!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love lace, and I cannot believe you made this top! So cute.


Sandy a la Mode said...

ummm omg! i LOVE this!!!

Tori said...

so gorgeous Christine!! You are so good on a sewing machine, I wish I possessed those talents!!

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