The other day I was browsing through the winners of Made by Rae's Spring Top Week and I saw the winner's top. It was made by Lindsay and I loved it! Wow! I have seen a lot of doilies being used here and there in blogland, but I love how she folded it over the top. Beautiful!
While she doesn't have a tutorial for it, I still wanted to make one and give her the credit, since it wasn't my idea. I'll show you how I did it, so you can make one as well.
I went through my closet and found an old tank top that I haven't been wearing. I found a doily at the dollar store. (Yup. Turns out you don't have to go to an antique store or break into grandma's house to get one.)
I cut the top third of the doily off. Then I folded it over and sewed along the stitched line of the collar that was already there.
I sewed a few other places along the edges of the doily where I thought it might come up. I just made sure to stitch right on top of it with cream thread so you can't see it. Here's the back side, so you can see what I mean.
All done! If you don't have a sewing machine you're not out of the club here. You could easily hand stitch it down, too.
I love how it looks under a cardigan.
(I'm working on my mirror self-photos. See how you can't see the camera and I don't look constipated? Yeah, I know you're impresssed.)
Now make sure you take a peek at Lindsay's blog. She takes beautiful pictures and makes lovely things. Thanks for sharing your beautiful top with us Lindsay!
Now, on to "You Roared!" As I mentioned before, there are some amazing things floating around the flickr pool. Let's take a look!
We're going to try something new. Click HERE to see a short little slideshow of some of the flickr pictures.
Have a great Friday night!