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 Christinas 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 thats it. I bought about 11 yards of lace for $13 (including shipping.) She has high quality goods and you wont 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 touch to garments no one other than me (and well now you!) knows about this fun detail.
This skirt, BTW belongs in every woman 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.