Lately I’ve been all distracted and have let my blog fall by the wayside, but I’m still here and I even have a project to show off!
A week or so ago, when I was a bit adrift about what to sew, I read this post on Carolyn’s blog about her project using a lace print fabric. I thought the original and Carolyn’s version are both lovely, so I looked at my own fabric collection and came up with some silk duchesse satin and some lace that would work together nicely. I tried to place the lace from shoulder to waist in the way that Carolyn’s print runs, but my lace is very geometric, while hers is a bit more random. I did not like the effect with the geometric lace.
I thought a bit, and remembered that I have been wanting to make a tunic top with trim of the sort that the designer Tory Burch has been showing for a while, and the whole thing clicked for me. I appliqued the lace onto the satin. Originally, I hand-stitched, but then realized that it actually looks OK to machine stitch the lace, so most of it is machine stitched on. I Hong Kong finished the seams, and put an invisible zip in the back.
To make the whole thing look more dimensional, I hand-stitched some lace medallion cutouts on top of the appliqued lace.