June 18, 2010

Feature Friday - doily tank and You Roared

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!


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