Monday, January 16, 2012

Knit Lace Top

Fall 2011 seemed to have a lot of lace... Did you notice that? I saw a couple of lace tops in the spring offerings, so hopefully I'm not too late with this top. I was inspired by this top I pinned a while back. Here's how mine turned out.
It's not bad. It's wearable. I started with the Sorbetto pattern and completely changed it up. I took it in on the sides, raised the neckline in front and back, added the keyhole to the front, and drafted a peter pan collar. Oh, and I shortened the shoulders a lot. I had the knowledge to make a great collar, but forgot how important it is to make the underside of the collar piece a bit smaller than the outer side. See how it curls up on the sides? It's not supposed to do that.

BUT, since I intended it for a shell to wear under a blazer or cardigan, it's ok.
 And IF I get brave enough, I can flip the collar up and do a kind of Elizabethan ruffle thing!
The fabrics are cream pique knit and stretch lace

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you're posting again!!! Love your new look on the blog.
    Your top is cute! I love how you just go for it. That still makes me nervous. I need to challenge myself more! I like it with the collar up too. It's a not over the top, romantic style.