Lycra And Lace
I really didn't expect to like this style of top as much as I do. After last years disappointing summer, I also didn't expect to really need too many sleeveless tops but so far this summer, the weather is not disappointing.
I had some cotton lycra left over from this top and also quite a big piece of lace from Courteney's dress that I made last week. I was initially going to use the lycra to make a tee to wear with my Megan Nielsen skirt but at the last minute decided to use it for this top instead.
Once again I used McCall's 6359. I cut it to size 10 and shortened it by 12cms. I hemmed it using my twin needle because I didn't have enough thread in the correct colour to enable me to use my cover stitch machine.
Once again I cut my own binding using some coordinating fabric from my scraps box.
I am really pleased with the contrast of the lycra with the lace and am pleased to report that the lace is actually nice and soft to wear and not at all itchy against the skin. I must remember to be careful when I wear this in the sun though, I could end up with some very interesting tan lines!