Good morning! I hope you enjoyed your spring weekend. The weather couldn't have been more beautiful! It was so nice, that I caught a pretty good sunburn; one of the many benefits (not so much!) of living in Florida.
I was asked by Olu of Needle and Ted to join in on a fun "Just Add Detail" challenge using the Ziggy Top by Madeit Patterns. The opportunity couldn't have come at a more perfect time! I had been in a creative rut, and needed the nudge to get myself out. Of course I said yes, and then a great idea came to mind. Introducing, the lace Ziggy Top. Until March 29th, the Ziggy will be on sale for 20% off, read below for the link!
A friend of mine had given me a huge bin of fabric from his mother in law, and when I browsed through it, I remember seeing a whole bunch of lace. I knew that the material had to be used in making this top. I figured living near the beach, Madison could use a sun cover-up, and with the Ziggy Top being oversized a bit, it should have made the perfect one.
And it did.
The Ziggy Top is originally sewed in a knit. I took a risk using the lace, but had a feeling with the design of the pattern that it would be ok to use. I did make adjustments to the neckline by cutting the largest size out to accommodate the lack of stretch in the lace. I think it worked nicely.
Neon is still in right? Well today it is :) I thought it would compliment the mature vibe that lace gives off, but still make it playful. The knit is a jersey from Joann's last year.
Ziggy Top by Madeit Patterns
Lace with neon knit ribbing
Cut the neckline to the largest size to accommodate lack of stretch in lace
Below you will find the discount link, and make sure to check out the rest of the competition! Thank you Olu and Anna for having me on the challenge! I am so thrilled to have been placed in a caliber with these ladies :) Can't wait to see what you all create. You can hashtag your creations on Instagram with #theziggytop. See you there!