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Hand-Sewn Guipure Top

Added Sep 8, 2015

by pambox

Sydney, Australia






I’m not sure about anyone else, but I think lace is gorgeous but it kinda terrifies me. But earlier this year I found this piece of guipure lace in the remnant box of a local fabric store for $15 when it’s normally stupidly expensive, so I had to buy it. The piece was 40cm long and 90cm wide, so it was just the right size for a drapey top.
It looks really fancy, but was actually fairly straightforward, if time consuming as it’s entirely hand sewn. I sewed the sides together to make a tube that was straight on one end and uneven at the other where the flowers fell to different lengths. I sewed in from the sides of the straight edge, leaving room for my head and trimming out along the neckline. I then cut around large flowers on either side to make arm holes/cap sleeves. And that was it!

Lots more details and extra pictures here: http://antipodeanstitcher.blogspot.com.au/2015/09/hand-sewn-guipure-top.html

Material Notes

40cm x 90cm guipure lace




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Romantic, Classic, Evening Wear

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    Nov 30, 2015, 07.15 PMby DrapedinCloudlets

    Wow, this is stunning and such a unique piece. I am in awe :-)

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    Sep 19, 2015, 10.16 AMby pambox

    Thank you, everyone!

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    Sep 17, 2015, 05.02 AMby sewing fanatic

    this looks very successful and beautiful x

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    Sep 9, 2015, 07.42 PMby PennyMac

    Love your top.

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    Sep 9, 2015, 04.00 PMby Mary Athey

    Beautiful lace and what a great top you made from it x

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    Sep 9, 2015, 10.23 AMby tessi

    What a GORGEOUS top! You’ve made something very unique and definitely wearable. LOVELY!

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    Sep 8, 2015, 01.25 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Extraordinary and what a great job!

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    Sep 8, 2015, 02.54 AMby SueMH

    Looks great and I love the colour. Well done!

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