Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Knit Lace Top

Fall 2011 seemed to have a lot of lace... Did you notice that? I saw a couple of lace tops in the spring offerings, so hopefully I'm not too late with this top. I was inspired by this top I pinned a while back. Here's how mine turned out.
It's not bad. It's wearable. I started with the Sorbetto pattern and completely changed it up. I took it in on the sides, raised the neckline in front and back, added the keyhole to the front, and drafted a peter pan collar. Oh, and I shortened the shoulders a lot. I had the knowledge to make a great collar, but forgot how important it is to make the underside of the collar piece a bit smaller than the outer side. See how it curls up on the sides? It's not supposed to do that.

BUT, since I intended it for a shell to wear under a blazer or cardigan, it's ok.
 And IF I get brave enough, I can flip the collar up and do a kind of Elizabethan ruffle thing!
The fabrics are cream pique knit and stretch lace


Adrienne said...


Corinnea said...

I'm so glad you're posting again!!! Love your new look on the blog.
Your top is cute! I love how you just go for it. That still makes me nervous. I need to challenge myself more! I like it with the collar up too. It's a not over the top, romantic style.

Katelyn R. said...

I like the lace, and the ruffly collar. I would wear it up all the time!

Jennifer said...

Really cute Kelly! Everything Corinnea said is exactly how I feel:) You're brave! Inspiring brave:)