Butterfly Top for Race for Life
Added Jun 28, 2008
London, United K...
On the 1st of June 08 I was luckily enough to take part and raise money for the Cancer Research UK Race for Life – as I knew I was walking the 5k I wanted to have a more of a “Ladies that Lunch” look for the day.
My Butterfly Top – I had my original Butterfly Top for about three years, I really loved it – well I decided that it may need a revamp as I was not ready to part with it yet – so I had some inspiration to change it around but I wanted it to still keep it’s shape.
So I decided to keep with the Butterfly theme on the front, I drew a large Butterfly free hand on the back at first I thought I would just paint the butterfly on with fabric paint and then I got the idea to appliqué lace on. Although I thought it would be a great idea to actually have lace showing to give a more see thru effect where the wings would be.
I cut out the wing shapes then inserted the lace, this is the long way round, the quickest way as I found out later ,was to stitch the lace on to underneath the top (pink) fabric in the shape I wanted – i.e. Wings then cut the top (pink) fabric carefully away, revelling the lace underneath then zig zag stitch around the edges or leave raw.
Job done! I followed the lace theme on in the front of the top, one finished I went over the wings in sparkly fabric paint. The skirt was one I made a few years ago that I double up as summer dress.
Cancer Research UK Race for Life