I started that Simplicity tunic this weekend, and then yesterday in the mail I finally got some vintage black rayon Chantilly border lace that I bought on eBay from Christina’s Goodies ‘N Things.
Christina sells wonderful vintage trims collected over the years from NY-NJ factories that closed decades ago. She adds new items all the time, and when she clears out her inventory that’s it. I bought about 11 yards of lace for $13 (including shipping.) She has high quality goods and you won’t find trims like this in modern fabric stores.
So – what did I do with this lace? Used it to trim the lining of my HotPatterns Classic Nouveau Trouser Skirt:
One of the reasons I love to sew is being able to add my own touchs to garments – no one other than me (and well – now you!) knows about this fun detail.
This skirt, BTW – belongs in every woman’s closet! I had a skirt like this years ago that I loved so much I wore it till it fell apart. This is a true workhorse pattern, and here’s the review I did on Pattern Review.