Spring and summer fashions are featuring a lot of bits and pieces of lace.
Lace is great to incorporate into any design because it won't fray and can be used in so many different ways.
I do like when lace is used for part of the garment ( ie., yoke, sleeve, collar, etc. ).
I also like when lace is an overlay for the entire garment.
But, my favorite is the lace insert surprise!
So I decided to update my tired old black knit cardigan. It had ribbing at the bottom and the end of the sleeves that made the silhouette quite bulbous.
I cut off the unfashionable ribbing and since it was a good quality knit I did not have to worry about any unraveling. I simply machine hemmed the bottom and sleeves.
Free of the ribbing the sweater had a new, much nicer boxy shape.
Good looking lace is hard to find and I don't remember where I found these bits of lace, but I really liked the lace pattern.
I wish I had purchased more than two...however working with just two bits of lace I placed one high on left side ( where I normally would wear a brooch ) and the other low on my right side wrapping from front to back.
Hopefully the placement makes it more edgy and not too old lady...