A plain white top – sleeveless is easiest. Look for linen or cotton. You don’t want the top to be stretch. Mine was from the Glassons sales rack. You will probably see quite a few crop tops on the sales rack at the moment and that would be perfect for this project.
Some beautiful lace. Mine is from The Fabric Store and the little tassels were too cute to ignore.
Scissors, thread and needle
Small pearl beads
How to do it …
Lay your top flat, with the side seams at the very edges.
Use the top as a template to cut the lace – leave a little extra on the sides to allow sewing space.
If the top is on the cropped side (mine is) cut the bottom edge a little lower. I used four extra rows of the lace detail.
Hand-stitch the lace to your top. Stitch along the top and into the side seams. It will definitely be easier if your top doesn’t have a stretch to it.
Embellish with a few beads if you are feeling like it needs a little extra sparkle.
Trim away any excess lace and wear your new creation