This was a look I came across while drooling over Harpers Bazaar's collection of Paris Fashion Week best street style. You can find the article here.
I just loved the lace cover-up so much. Such a simple item that would add to any outfit that needed layering.
Also I have a thing for black on black on black which is why I'm so obsessed.
So then I thought why not make my own, you know since couture is just a little out of my budget.
So off I went to Hickeys.
And picked up a pile of black lace.
Well 2 meters to be exact.
I didn't know what length garment I was going to make so I said its better to be safe than sorry.
Lay the material flat out on the ground. Best to have a flat surface when cutting fabric.
Fold the material over on itself,matching the ends.
This will mean that you will only have to measure one side when cutting.
The only awkward thing about cutting material on the ground is that you might get some unwanted help, who are just too curious to stay away.
When pinning out the garment.
Measure 30cm form the edge of the fabric and mark with a pin. This will be the back of the piece measuring 60cm across when unfolded. Pin all the way across to the 30cm mark.
Measure Down 15 cm and back in 15 cm.
Pin the entire way down and across.
It will look remotely sleeve like if done right! LOL.
Measure the folded seam down to 100cm. This will be the length of the garment and pin.
Cut it out! :P
Tiny bit of a cheat now. Just pin the folded cut out piece to the other side of the fabric(which should also be folded) Pin it down and cut around it.
Pin the edges of the pieces together inside out.
Hand stitch the sides together. I know it looks like it might take a while but it's quick and easy.
Mark the halfway point on front of your newly sown piece.
Cut straight down to the bottom of your garment and voila you are done.
And wear it well.
Will post a picture of my new cover up as part of an OOTD very soon.