Simple Lace

I didn’t notice this pattern (BurdaStyle 09/2018 #108) when the magazine came out – essentially it is a sweatshirt with a little bit of pleating in the sleeves.  Boxy and even slightly utilitarian.

I do however love Sweet Shard’s version in brilliantly hued lace and wondered if the silvery grey lace I had would work.  A generous gift from lovely JH xx.

This grey lace isn’t as sheer as Sharadha’s but works just fine I think, though could do with more softness and drape.  The sleeve pleats are kinda cute, even if you don’t really see them much, and I like the volume and shape they lend to the lower sleeve.

JJ doesn’t like the top at all – too boxy and square, he thinks, but it will go into regular rotation anyway, weather permitting.  The lace is pretty and the colour is one of my favourites.

I have a black sweatshirting version ready to go tomorrow.  It is completely different to the lace, very stretchy and drapey, so will be an interesting comparison when done.

I was going to also post a pair of black pants I finished today but the day was ending and it was getting cold.  Couldn’t get a decent picture in the fading light.


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8 Responses to Simple Lace

  1. Oh pretty! The sweatshirt version is gonna be a workhorse, but this version is the perfect amount of whimsical. And despite my practical-to-a-fault nature, I love me some whimsy.

  2. Cathe says:

    Emily, I love, love, love your lace top! I mean I love everything about it, it’s delicious! The style is spot on, especially with your skinny jeans. The fabric is beyond gorgeous as well as the color. The details in the sleeves and scalloped edge is perfection. Now if JJ convinces you to put it aside, please send it to me! I’m serious, wear it, love it and enjoy the heck out of it!

  3. SewingElle says:

    This is lovely. Thanks for pointing out this pattern – I’d overlooked it.

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