I had been seeing tops with different lace details in the shops and thought "I can do that!".
I took an old knit top and decided to add the lace to the front; I simply sewed it over the existing shirt!
Here's how I did it:
1. Take an existing top and make sure it is laid flat. (I don't suggest using a tight fitting top unless your lace has the same amount of stretch as your top.)
2. Pin a piece of lace to the top following the side, bottom, neck & should seams. Cut lace close to the line of pins.
3. Sew lace along line of pins; ensuring you don't sew the back of the top to the front!
4. Trim any excess lace to give a neat finish.
|Apologies for the bad mirror selfie;|
life & bad weather got in the way of proper photos!
Ta da! From boring to fabulous!
I liked the look of the raw edge of the lace, however if you want a more polished look I suggest making a narrow hem around your lace before attaching to your top.
You could (and I probably will!) make variations by adding lace only to the shoulders, or giving your top a lace yoke, or sleeves, or back. The possibilities are endless!