White Lace Shirt & Orange Corduroy Skirt

Many months after the first teaser, I finally have some pictures of my white lace shirt to share.


I’ve worn this shirt several times with my orange corduroy skirt that I finished around the same time. So, I decided to include that skirt in this post as well.


Both of these garments were made back in November. The shirt was made from a self-drafted pattern. It’s a variation of the same pattern that I used to make this dress and this dress and shirt.

Despite what the gaping between buttons would lead you to believe, the fit of the shirt is actually not bad. I really should have used more buttons. However, I only had 6 of those pearly buttons, and they were the only buttons that matched. I’ve been working on using the supplies that I have rather than buying new supplies.


One of the snags visible above was in the material before I made the shirt. I bought the lace at a thrift store, so I can’t complain. The other snag is from an unfortunate fingernail incident. Oh, the woes of working with and wearing lace.

After looking through these pictures, I also noticed that the collar is a bit uneven. I’m not sure if it really is that lopsided, or if it just needed a good pressing. I suspect the latter. No matter what, I still like the shirt, even with the snags and the shoddy collar. 😉


I added an underlining behind the lace for the plackets and the collar because those areas needed more structure. I used a bias tape (made from the underlining material) to finish the neckline.


The sleeve are my favorite thing about this shirt. Only one short edge of this fabric had that scalloped border. Lucky for me, it was the perfect amount for the sleeves.



I have worn this shirt several times untucked, with jeans and a cardigan. I realize that it looks strange untucked with this skirt, but I didn’t feel like changing into my jeans. 😉


The skirt was made from a self-drafted a-line skirt with inseam pockets. It’s like a Kelly skirt without the pleats and with inseam pockets instead of front hip pockets.


My current favorite way to wear this skirt is with this vintage sweater that I found at a thrift store.





Well, I feel better now that I’ve finally posted about some new garments. I can’t believe it has been over three months since my last post about a sewing project. Yikes!

I’ll admit to feeling a bit guilty about not posting. However, when blogging weighs on me too much or starts to feel like a chore, I’ve learned that usually means it’s time to set it aside for a while. I’m sure some of you can relate. 🙂

  1. EmSewCrazy

    January 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Cute pieces! Love them both!

    1. Becca

      February 25, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Thanks so much!

  2. GA

    January 31, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Next time you ‘come home’ you need to come over and go through stuff. I have lots of those buttons plus more stuff!!!

    1. Becca

      February 25, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Oh, I’m there! Maybe we could even do some sewing together, for old times’ sake. We’ll make a day of it. 😀

  3. Sally {thequirkypeach}

    February 1, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Such cute pieces! The lace top is too pretty, especially those sleeves! And I really like the orange corduroy you used for the skirt! 🙂

    1. Becca

      February 25, 2014 at 9:11 am

      Thank you. The sleeves are my favorite part of the top as well. 🙂

  4. raniss

    February 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Very cute! And I love the shoes!!

    1. Becca

      February 25, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Thanks! Those are definitely one of my favorite pairs, ever.

  5. seeemilysew

    February 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Lovely clothes, and also your hair looks amazing!

  6. Kaitlyn Emmett

    February 2, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    I love this lace blouse. Suggestion with the buttons; I have this fantastic blouse of my mother’s that I wear all the time which for some reason has very few buttons on it. In order to stop awkwardly popping out of it at inopportune moments I use it as a chance to wear broaches hih always gives it a lovely finish

    1. Becca

      February 25, 2014 at 9:10 am

      Thank you and thank you for the suggestion. 🙂 I think I’m going to see if attaching snaps between the buttons does the trick.

  7. craftsanctuary

    February 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I can definitely relate to that feeling. Glad to see you back with new makes, though! The sleeves on that top are so pretty…reminds me that I should make more lacy tops!

    1. Becca

      February 25, 2014 at 9:59 am

      I’m happy to be back and to be squeezing in some sewing, here and there. The sleeves are my favorite feature too, for sure. I’d love to see some lacy tops from you soon. 😀

  8. Angie

    February 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I adore that color for a skirt and you paired it so well with the vintage sweater! All around very lovely!

    1. Becca

      February 25, 2014 at 10:04 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  9. kitty cat stevens

    February 22, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    this shirt is amazing! i’m a newbie (machine) stitcher but i hope to one day make something as beautiful as this. the skirt is pretty awesome as well! so glad lauren introduced us— it was great meeting you today <3 jenna

    1. Becca

      February 25, 2014 at 8:58 am

      Thank you! You’re so sweet! I’m glad Lauren introduced us, too. We’ll have to get together sometime again. Maybe someday we could have a sewing day. Hopefully, I’ll have a nice, big sewing space soon. When I do, I’ll be more than happy to share. 😀

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