I thought gold lace would be perfect to set off the stripes and dots in the shirt I planned on making from my new fabric. Well, unfortunately, my favorite thrift store had no garments with gold lace that would work for my plan. Dang. There was, however, this shirt.
While far from my style, I found the green, teal, brown, and metallic gold paisley pattern intriguing. This could work in place of gold lace with my new fabric!
I cut up the shirt, using the the very top as a yoke for my new shirt, and the original hem as the hem for my new shirt.
I'm pretty darned pleased with my new shirt, and every where I wear it I get compliments! I think it turned out even better than it would have with my desired gold lace!
This was a fun project that went quickly, so I was able to fit it in between baby goats arriving (eek, kidding season is crazy!), and it turned out even better than the idea in my head! To see the step by step process (and new baby goats!) stop by my blog!
Alyssa, The Sewing Goatherd