|Posted on November 26, 2012 at 4:15 PM|
This top was made from Simplicity Easy Chic #4599 (view B). The light ecru color, the pintuck like texture of the fabric, the creamy lace and the camisole shape with buttons down the back reminds me of the old-fashioned, feminine clothes of past centuries. However, this is a practical, modern garment at home in today's closet.
Actually, this is a restyle from a man's discarded dress shirt, flat lace from the stash, and of course a pattern. To veiw another restyled project click here
There was no problem fitting the pattern pieces on the "shirt", there were only two. I did cut out the facings. but ended up not using them because there was going to be "show through". I made the shoulder straps from the lace.
The pattern was made to have a zipper in the left side seam, but because the existing buttons and buttonholes were used down the back of the top, the zipper was not needed. By placing the pattern piece over the line of buttons upside down, the buttons are now on the "right' side for a woman's garment.
This piece is going to be used a lot. See how nice it fills in a neckline.