|Posted on June 23, 2013 at 10:15 PM|
This lace jacket has a V neck, bust darts, and curved hem in the front. There are shoulder darts and a straight hem in the back. The two piece, three quarter length sleeves have a slight "bell" at the bottom.
I found this tan lace on the bargain table a few years back. I had just purchased McCall's # 4658 so I had the salesperson cut just enough lace for the jacket in view C. I just never cut the jacket out until recently when I decided to sew a little white dress. I love the "white and sand" color scheme.
The tan color should 'go with' almost everything, not just white.
I used my favorite sheer hem technique to finish off the edges. Honestly, I think this finish came out better on the navy blue lace jacket, the navy lace had more body. This tan lace is "softer", but the finish is still satisfactory.
I actually finished sewing this jacket before the white dress was done. But, as I was sewing the hem, I accidentally ripped a hole in the sleeve across the seam. How disappointing! I didn't fix the rip right away. I tried doing a little research online about repairing lace. I did not find much information about it. If this was a really fine lace, or a vintage piece, I would have tried harder to find the correct way to fix it. I finally just made a patch from the scraps and hand stitched it on. It is hard to tell where the hole was.