Monday, September 19, 2016

Lace Crop Top Sweater

Hello,
I finished my first project for Magam and September Sew For 30-2016 and happy with the result :)This crop top has a boat neck style and 3/4 sleeve length, I think it will be nice to wear with trousers or high-waist skirt.
I didn't wear it yet but I will when the weather getting fresh :)

Materials: I used 1.25 m of lace fabic in light blue colour and same colour of thread.
Pattern: BurdaStyle Crop Top Sweater 08/2016 #106 size 36. I didn't make any change to the pattern, I used the same length as the original pattern and the result is little bit longer on me than on the model, which I liked :) Also, I used 1.5 cm seam allowance in all edges and 4 cm hem allowances.

The process of making this top was enjoyable, except matching the lace lines. I spent one morning matching - pinning and sew them in place :)

I used my overlocker machine to sew all the raw edges and sew the neckline using sewing machine. The pattern suggested to hand sewing the neckline but I prefer sewing machine. I trimmed the seam allowance to 7 mm and sew the raw edge using an overlocker. After that I pinned along the neckline and carefully sew around it.

What I like most about this top is my work on matching the lace lines, it does match each other nicely :) Hope you can see it...

The sleeve hem finished with a lovely detail as shown in the picture below. All done by sewing machine, I pinned and sew along the folded area and sew around the sleeve hem.

As the lace is transparent, I decided to sew a tank top to wear under it. I used the leftover denim jersey knit from Shift Dress and copy the pattern from my RTW tank top.

The process of sewing the tank top is quite fast and easy. But I think it deserves to write the detail in the separate post. I will do it in the next couple of days :) Here is the sneak peak of the tank top in progress...

This top is part of Magam September Challenge  hosted by Sarah Liz and September Sew For 30-2016, you can find out more about this on Star's Threads.
Happy Sewing!

Love, +Hana Velvet Ribbon

27 comments:

  1. This is lovely. I have a one yard piece for a bolero.

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    1. Thank you Dot, can not wait to see your bolero :)

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  2. You did a great job matching the lines; the top looks so beautiful. It will definitely look great with the tank top.

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  3. Very lovely! I especially love your fabric choice. The top looks comfortable and pretty. Well done!

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  4. A very pretty top. The lace is lovely and your work is beautiful as usual. .

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  5. Very pretty, and with a see through lace your very neat work is nicely shown. You will need a dark underlayer, not just for modesty, but also to show that there is a nice figure underneath. A very lovely set.

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  6. You did a fantastic job of matching the lace lines and I love everything about this gorgeous crop top! Super cute with the coordinating tank top underneath. You might could even wear it over one of your pretty dresses, like the one you are wearing in your profile pic? So pretty!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. I was thinking about that, I have dark blue knit in stash that will be lovely to wear with the top :)

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  7. Beautiful.. Love the color..
    It will look fantastic on you. Happy sewing.

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    1. Thank you Judy. Will be posting the picture of me wearing it in the future :)

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  8. This is lovely! Matching the lace must be quite tedious but you did a great job. These two pieces would be lovely to wear in the spring and autumn.

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    1. Thank you Lovenicky. It was a quite tedious working with lace, I will avoid buy lace fabric in the future :(

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  9. Such pretty fabric. I love what you have made with it. The little top underneath is just perfect!

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  10. Very pretty and great work on matching the lace.

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  11. Such pretty lace. I have never worked with lace. You did a fabulous job.

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    1. Thank you Annie. You must try one day, working with lace is fun :)

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  12. What a beautiful fabric. You made a cute top from it and I enjoyed reading about the process :)

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  13. Beautiful fabric and finished product Hana! It makes me want to make one too!

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