Thursday, June 27, 2013
Lace butterfly vest
Well, I am . . . sort of. My mother-in-law gave me the tablecloth, thinking I could do something with it.
Me? Of course I could. I washed it, and let it marinate for a few days, and then I picked up the scissors.
The tablecloth didn't want to be a tablecloth anymore, it wanted to be a vest. Or a sleeveless top, however you see it.
Top is fully lined with dusty pink lining fabric. Back fabric is a lightweight tan/pink paisley tapestry-look fabric (cotton rayon blend, if memory serves).
The buttons are vintage 1960s pink glitter Lucite. I love them; they remind me of the glitter switchplate in my bedroom when I was a kid.
My favorite part is how well the pattern on the lace lined up - to me the curves on the front look like butterfly wings, hence the name of this particular project. Available here.