On my recent trip to Granby, QC I stocked up on fabric at Tissus Mode De L’Orme. I love, love, love that fabric store. I found this tie dyed stretch lace and matching jersey and knew they were destined to become a top of some kind.
I found Butterick 6418 to be exactly what I was picturing for the fabric. View C would showcase the lace but allow the jersey to be visible.
The pattern is described a close-fitting. I made my usual size 8 and I found the top to be “comfortably” fitted, not too tight but not shapeless. I shortened the long sleeve by 3″ and narrowed the sleeve by 1/2″ tapering to nothing just below the armscye.
I added a neck binding instead of turning in the neck edge and hemming as directed in the pattern. I chose to have the binding be on the outside of the top instead of the inside. I thought it finished off the lace nicely. I also hemmed the lace overlay. The pattern calls for leaving it unfinished.
I paired my new top with my Jalie Eleonore jeans. These jeans are in heavy rotation in my wardrobe. The pictures were taken at a winery on the Central Coast of California. It was the perfect afternoon for a Sunday drive and a little wine with my fashion photographer.