Okay so I know there has been a LOT of lace around here recently but…
I made another lace top…oops!
This was one of the garments that I made as part of my Little Paris Wardrobe and one of the ones I was actually able to wear in the un-seasonally chilly weather: with jeans, a woollen cardigan, a trench coat, a scarf and a brolley!- turns out it’s not just England that isn’t getting much of a Spring! Still, it’s hard to care about the weather when you’re in Paris drinking ‘vin rouge’!
I drafted the top from my block, keeping the bust darts but omitting any waist shaping for a relaxed comfy fit. Then I added a simple flat collar which is drafted exactly how you would draft a Peter Pan collar but has pointed corners rather than rounded ones. I love the traditional round Peter Pans but this seemed to work well too.
The idea of the top was born out of a couple of things. A banana republic lace tee that I have owned for a couple of years and lived in. I’m wearing it here under my little black jacket. It just seemed to be one of those go-to items to pop on with jeans and a cardi but as a consequence has definitely seen better days now! I also took inspiration from this Kate Spade top as I loved the contrast black collar. I blended the two together and am really happy with the result!
I am wearing the top here with a Kate Spade bag and a minty green cardigan from Benetton that I bought because the colour reminded me of so many of my favourite books! Turns out it’s an exact match. Cute!
I thought this quick little post would be a good chance to get some feedback on the idea I had of adding a collar drafting tutorial to the blog. The tutorial would show you how to add a flat collar to any garment with a round neckline- perhaps like the oh- so popular Colette Laurel?!
Do let me know below if this would be handy and if so I will be sure to whip one up and publish it here on the blog!
There will now be a brief hiatus on anything lace for a while I promise…
Thanks for reading as always!