This item has been finished for quite some time, but I was so caught up in my spring wardrobe that I missed blogging it. With the competition close date looming, I decided to edit my photos and post this item.
I knew that I would never wear a white dress, but I white top – well that’s my favourite wardrobe item these days.
I decided to go for a cold shoulder look, just to see if I’m cool enough to pull it off.
The consensus is: it is cool and I can wear it. I know this because kindergarten kids told me so 🙂 However, it hasn’t warmed up enough to wear it more than once…. soon though!
I started this top with a Cynthia Rowley Pattern, Simplicity 2406, but heavily modified the construction, shape, lengths, neckline, everything! It gave me a good starting point for the open shoulder look that I was going for.
To keep the finishing of the lace neat, all exposed seams are bound in 1cm binding, which produces a finished 1/4 inch finish bound edge. This edge is then turned under the garment and stitched down. This eliminates any exposed bits of lace poking through the lace holes on the finished garment. Does that make sense? There’s a pic below that I hope will help. I finish all lace edges this way, with a heavy lace like this, and it produces a nice, neat, strong result.
I’m really pleased with this top and look forward to it getting a lot of wear this summer.
In other news, it is now school holidays in NSW!!! yippeee!!!! I’m hoping to cram 2 weeks of sewing into 4 days as we are planning a little getaway. I’ve not touched my machine in over a week, after I imposed my own ban as I had some terribly boring work crap to get done and wanted to give myself an incentive to finish it.
I’m going to binge in my sewing room tomorrow!! No housework for me!!! Happy Holidays!!!