Thursday, June 27, 2013

Lace butterfly vest

To tell the truth, I'm not sure where this piece came from.

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.

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