The “Any Excuse for Lace” Cardigan
Fabric: Lace tablecloth fabric $4
Pattern: Stretch & Sew 300
Notions: 5 snaps and pearl trim from stash, bias tape $.50
Time to complete: 7 hours (7 eps of Monarchy)
First worn: Down to the in-laws’ place
Wear again? Occasionally
Total price: ~$4.50
I’ve seen a few lace cardigans around Pinterest, and I have a RTW one in navy, so I thought I’d give it a go as something that would be an embellishment to any outfit. I consider this two interpretations of the challenge in one!
I got this from the home decor section of a little fabric shop. I think it’s supposed to be for tablecloths and it wasn’t expensive so I gave it a try. Some of the edges at the neck did start to unravel a little bit but I fixed that with the bias tape finish.
The pearl trim is actually from my mom’s friend. She helped me three days before my wedding, when I was freaking out about the look of my veil (veils are WEIRD they look very pretty in photos, but having one on feels so unnatural!!) I didn’t end up using it but she told me to keep it. There was exactly enough to go up both plackets and around the neck – as if that’s what it was meant for all this time.
This is definitely a garment that falls into the “icing” category of clothes, but I figure that I have so much “cake” a little decoration is needed every now and then.