Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A perfect pairing

Vogue-1275The lacy purple knit which waited patiently in my fabric stash for close to three years has always been destined for this Sandra Betzina pattern (now out-of-print). It's not actually a knit lace, more like a burn-out; there's probably a precise technical term which I don't know.  Being so lightweight and sheer, it behaved beautifully in the top's gathered inset.  I lined everything but the sleeves with a flesh-colored tricot, truly my flesh color because the unlined sleeves look exactly the same as the rest of the top when I'm wearing it. One very good thing came of waiting so long to make it; I could use my new serger on it.  I still haven't had occasion to wear it, and I'm thinking it needs an amethyst necklace when I finally do.

More info on making this top on Pattern Review.