I had some leftover lace that I cut off of a wedding dress hem. I cut it into four pieces and added it to the shoulders and sleeve hems. I cut out the coral fabric underneath at the hem of the summer sweater. I really like the juxtaposition of the casual drawstring casings next to the delicate lace and delicate sweater fabric. I made it long so I can bend over and chase my children and tuck into skirts. Here’s how to hem lace.
Pattern: I drafted it myself. I made it loose and long with a funnel neck. I decided to add the drawstrings and lace after cutting it out. I wanted something similar to this burdastyle pattern which I’m planning on buying this Fall.
Fabric: $2 hacci sweater like fabric from the sale rack at Walmart
Time: 2 hours
Cost: $1.75 fabric (I didn’t use the whole two yards) and $.25 for the twill tape for drawstring.