Swingy lace top - I've been craving texture and movement!
So, I pulled out a few cuts of fabric from my stash over the weekend and am working on giving myself some options!! I put together this lace top in only an hour and a half or so of sewing time (not cutting the time I spent cutting it out while watching Fixer Upper).
I used a simple top pattern, Simplicity 1693. I thought about modifying one of my favorite dress patterns, like I did on this peplum top, which might have had a better neckline... and I didn't use the length of the top pattern for the lining or the lace layer. Oh, well.
How cool is that lace?? It was left over from this dress. I used a really nice, very tightly woven off-white cotton shirting for the lining.
I didn't have to do any special finish on the armholes since I used the lining.
I paired it with the olive cargo jacket I wear at least once/week (mine is ancient J.Crew but Old Navy has a very similar one this season!) and some black stretchy jeans I recently distressed. It felt very refreshing to wear this transitionally springy outfit during a sun break over the weekend!
Pattern: Simplicity 1693
- Cut the outer layer longer but didn't hem it; used the edge of the lace
- Gave it a short lining
I feel very proud of DIYs like this that are so wearable and work with pieces I already own and wear a lot. I rounded up some similar pieces here for the rest of the outfit!