Hello! I’m feeling the change of seasons a bit even though it’s been so cloudy and rainy here. It always gets me thinking about my wardrobe and what I can sew that’ll feel fun and new for Spring. I’m trying not to buy clothes as much as possible, especially when I have enough fabric and inspiration to sew my own!
This lace had been a super cheap score from my old Hancock Fabrics. They used to have these fold out tables once in a while piled high with all sorts of fun fashion fabrics. I scored many a cheap knit to use in those piles that’s for sure! This lace felt special though and I knew I’d have to figure out something to make with it. Fast forward at least five years to now and I finally found a perfect match. I’ve wanted to try a Hemlock top for a very long time now, it looks so cozy and appealing. So I was trolling the Hemlock inspiration on Pinterest when I stumbled back on Kelly’s (Cut Cut Sew) lace Hemlock. Of course I remember when she made hers (umm, three years ago!!) and I’m not sure why it didn’t click in my brain then, but it sure did this time!
It took hardly any time at all to sew. Actually, it took longer to take pictures and write this post than to make the top, so if you’re feeling inspired for Spring, this is a super satisfying project! I did take a few inches off the bottom and of course left off the sleeve. I ended up serging both front and back pieces on all sides before sewing and it went together so quick.
I’m excited to try one with sleeves next! Maybe with the split hem variation that Jen so kindly shared.