Layering is one of the best things, even in the summer. Often I’ll want to bring something with me when I go out in case the air conditioning is blasting. Plus, as September rolls nearer, I can never have too many shawls. And so, I made a new one! In under 15 minutes, too!
Since Mood put up this geometric lace I’ve been absolutely in love with it, so I knew right away what I’d be using for this project.
Since this lace had scalloped edges, I decided to use them for the sleeves. This meant folding the fabric in half, with the scallops on either side, and cutting up the center of the top layer to create the neckline/front opening. A simple rolled hem finished it perfectly.
To create “sleeves” I stitched about 2/3 up the sides, stopping roughly 10″ from the top fold. And just like that, I had a new shawl! 2 yards of Black Shell Fringe along the bottom brought the whole look together.
So what lace will you be using to try out this project?
A great idea! How much fabric? Let us know!
45″, 42″ etc
It’s just 2 yards! 42″-45″ is good for a short sleeve version like this. A 58″-60″ width would be perfect for long sleeves, but you could easily shorten the sleeves by putting a seam down the back (thereby shortening the width). Let me know if that makes sense! 🙂
Thanks for the post. How much lace did you purchase for this project?
How did I forget to mention! It just takes 2 yards. 🙂
How can I print these directions?
Hello! We don’t offer separate downloadable instructions to print, but there are still a few options: you can always just print directly from this page, or copy & paste into a word processor and print from there! 🙂