I’ve been on a bit of a monochrome kick lately…
This is my last black and white outfit, I promise! Although I am thinking of making something in grey…. Anyway, today’s offering is technically probably cream or ivory:
This is probably my favourite make for a very long time! Those who know me well, know how much I love lace and silk. I had a genius moment a while back whilst out shopping with my sister at a local antiques barn when I spotted a lace doily being sold for about £3. It was in really good condition and very fine. I looked at it and thought it would be perfect embroidered onto a simple top. And you know what? I think I’m right!
A little while later, I got round to actually making it up and I used the Megan Nielsen Banksia Top pattern as the base and omitted the sleeves. I used the same silk as my previous Banksia top which complimented the cream colour of the lace. I used some ivory bias binding to finish the raw sleeve edges and I French Seamed the interior of the top before simply appliquéing the lace to the top. As there was so much of it, it was a little bit fiddly.
This is one of those tops that looks like it could be very expensive but in reality all it cost me was the £3 for the doily as the silk was a hand-me-down from my grandmother and the binding was also given to me by one of my grandmother’s friends. Yep, at times likes this, I’m a very lucky girl!
In case you’re getting sick of me only wearing jeans…. This is what it looks like tucked into a skirt.