Me Made May 2024 Recap, Day 1-14

I'm participating in Me-Made-May 2024 and my pledge is to wear me-made/refashioned outfits each day throughout May 2024. My goal is to continue wearing my makes, discovering a new style that fits me and also connecting with like-minded people. Me-Made-May is a wardrobe challenge created by Zoe  @sozoblog  and this year is my 12th year of participating. Time flies so fast! Okay, here is my recap from day 1-7, Day 1: v-neck tiered dress, rayon fabric and self-drafted pattern. Day 2: v-neck batik top and denim skirt, self-drafted patterns  Day 3: gingham cotton dress, self-drafted pattern and my husband wore a button-down shirt, Burdastyle vintage modern pattern. Day 4: floral midi dress, self-drafted pattern. Day 5: oversized linen blouse, Burdastyle pattern 7/2017 and denim pants, Ottobre design pattern. Day 6: square neck cotton dress, self-drafted pattern. Day 7: pyjama set, self-drafted pattern. I didn't like jersey knit fabric but the print is so nice and I had t

Linen Top With Lace Applique

I planned to make a linen top with lace applique for my entry to "Sew Recreate The Look" challenge hosted by Jen and Sharlene on Instagram last month but couldn't make it on time. I finished the top on 7th May and I only managed to take pictures today. 
This top is also for my entry to "Magam Sewalong" - April Amigas challenge hosted by Sue, Suzy and Helene on Instagram, I got the lace fabric from my friend Ana Maria two years ago and I think this top matches the theme.

The top design was copied from Pinterest, link here and the fabric was a linen from my stash. I lined the top with lightweight cotton fabric in off-white color.

For the pattern, I used my self-drafted pattern. I modified my basic top sloper into the design I want. As shown below. I changed the side ties fabric into cotton shirting because the linen was a little hard to tie together, not so nice.
The sewing progress involved a lot of pinning and basting, especially when I attach the lining to the bodices. The invisible zipper sewed at the center back and the rest of the progress was according to the usual manner.

After the top is done, I worked on the lace applique. I cut the pieces carefully and then pinned them on the front neckline and hand-sewing all the pieces. It was taking forever and glad I managed to finish it 😍

Here is the finished top, I'm very happy with the result and I might make this top again in the future.

The skirt I'm wearing is me-made as well, self-drafted pattern and I used dark grey denim fabric. The whole outfit is my entry to Me Made May 2023 Day 18 😍

That's all for today, Happy sewing 💗