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Lace Hemlock Top

Lace Hemlock Top - NoodleheadHello! 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!Lace Hemlock Top - Noodlehead

Lace Hemlock Top - Noodlehead

Lace Hemlock Top - Noodlehead

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!Lace Hemlock Top - Noodlehead

Lace Hemlock Top - Noodlehead

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.Lace Hemlock Top - Noodlehead

Lace Hemlock Top - Noodlehead


Pattern: Hemlock Tee by Grainline (free when you sign up for the Grainline newsletter,
the sign up link is on the right column of their website)
Fabric: mystery lace picked up at Hancock Fabrics


Lace Hemlock Top - Noodlehead

7 thoughts on “Lace Hemlock Top

  1. Glenda Pryor says:

    Beautiful Anna! Very flattering and looks lovely on you!

  2. So pretty! I should give this pattern another try.

  3. Amanda Jean says:

    it’s just gorgeous, Anna! I am having a hard time believing that you had fabric in your stash for 5 years before you used it. I’m surprised it didn’t make it to the Goodwill pile. (hahahaha! just teasing, of course!) Your photos are stunning, as usual. good job all around, lady. have a great weekend! xo

  4. Chez Vies says:

    that’s really pretty top Anna. perfect for spring and summer. I have not sew any clothes for myself except a palazzo pants last year 😑😑😑

  5. So pretty and springlike…

  6. Kathy Hassig says:

    I can’t seem to find the link on the right to sign up for the Grainline newsletter. Can you help?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Kathy, it’s on Grainline’s website (it’s their newsletter) https://www.grainlinestudio.com/
      maybe the third thing down on their sidebar. 🙂

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