Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Lace Hem Sweater

Something that seemed to be really 'in' last Autumn/fall, was jumpers with crochet lace trim added to the hem. I saw one I loved in Topshop, but I'd set myself a challenge in 2014 not to buy anything I could make myself, and this definitely fell in that category. Besides which, this was definitely an instance where any budding sewer (sewist?) would be saying to themselves 'I could make that!'

The fabric I used is a navy double jersey, and I found the lace on eBay. I used a sweater that fitted me well as a template for cutting out the pattern, and cut a wide, high neckline.

 I decided to make the sleeves 3/4 length, which does mean its not great for this kind of weather (it's freezing in London right now!)

I hemmed the sweater as normal and then hand-sewed the lace to the hem, with a third or so on top of the hem, and the rest hanging below.

It was a such a simple project, finished in a couple of hours. I used less than a metre of fabric so even with the lace trim the cost came to less than £10. I love being able to make my own version of something in the shops so easily, something I never imagined I'd be able to do.
navy jumper with lace trim

Have you seen something in the shops recently that you are planning to recreate yourself?

Emily Kate.

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