Made a GOLD LACE top, OMG...
I always make dresses. It hardly feels worth the time and fabric to make cute tops (woven, cute patterns, simple ruffles or gathering, button plackets...) because (unfortunately/fortunately) they can be found at any trendy store for $14.99 or whatever. I don't buy many of them, because I don't like to collect tons of cheap clothing, and it would add up if I bought every one I liked!, and since I don't spend the time to make them, either, I don't have many colorful or fun print or textured tops.
But, I got this gorgeous lace from WholePort and while it is amazing, I thought a dress made out of it might be a little too dressy--more fancy than I typically get! So I thought about making a looser top out of it, like the shells and woven swingy tops I see at Marshall's and wherever.
Simple tops are faster to make than dresses, I'll give them that. ;) I tried a new pattern, Simplicity 1693, and gave it French seams on the side seams to hide the raw edges of the lace that might show through (see my Sewing Circle post on sewing on lace for more on the various methods!).
Here's mine! View B.
It is a little see-through, of course. I'll have to play with what to wear under it! Maybe just an ivory tank top?
With a higher-neck tank or tee, I might even wear it to work like tucked into a natural waist skirt, maybe with a jacket over! Fun to wear lace for daytime as has been trendy these days. ;) What's not to love about gold lace?!!?