On a cold, gray January day I was walking between the clothes racks at Marshal’s, admiring all the beautiful spring tops. Long, flowing, lacy tanks and tees in the yummiest rose, cream, and peach hues. I wanted to pile them all into my cart but I was supposed to be buying church shoes for Jude, so I pressed on.
When I got home I raided my drawers and dipped into my “lace stash”.
I started with my rose colored tank top.
On two strips of lace I simply zig-zaged the top edge but on one piece I did another double hem.
Next, I did a basting stitch along the top edge of each lace strip. To do a basting stitch, you simply adjust the length of your stitches to the longest stitch, DON’T back-stitch, and leave plenty of thread at either end.
Take the basting thread and gently pull on it. This will gather up the lace and make it ruffly.
Place the next piece of lace on top of the first, and stitch that into place. The last piece of lace will be pinned right under the neck line. Make sure you use the lace that has the finished edge for the top piece.
I made these for myself using shirts and lace I had on hand, but they would be a lovely Valentine’s gift for a sister, or a girlfriend. Check the clearance racks for plain colored tees and tanks and add your own personal touch to them. It’s a simple, easy, unique, and cost-effective gift!
If this doesn’t get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day, then I’d say you a hopeless cause