I cobbled together another t-shirt using some scrap lace and this pale pink jersey from fabric.com. ...

Lace Yoke Tee and Me Made May 2013

3:30:00 p.m. Sew Hopeful 8 Comments

I cobbled together another t-shirt using some scrap lace and this pale pink jersey from fabric.com. The back and sleeves are sheer, the neckline and sleeve edges are bound using a 1" strip of the jersey.  I serged one of the sides, sewed the unserged side right sides together and then flipped over and did a line of top stitching on the lace just catching the serged edge of the strip.  Very easy and non bulky finish. 

The front is lined with the jersey.  I planned to have it sheer but I didn't like how I could see my bra so I lined it.


I wore it today with jeans but I think it would look pretty tucked in to a pencil skirt as well for a dressier look.

Anyway, not much more to say about that, its the same self drafted pattern I used for my other t-shirts.

I say it was cobbled together as I really didn't try very hard to make the binding perfect.  It was very much thrown together but hey, its just a t-shirt and its very wearable so I'm glad I didn't waste spend hours extra trying to make it all perfect. 

And also, here is my signup for Me-Made-May-2013.

'I, Janelle of Sew Hopeful, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '13. I will endeavour to wear a handmade or refashioned garment/accessory every day for the duration May 2013'.


Me-Made-May was a real turning point for me last year. I met some amazing people who I have maintained contact with over the past 12 months, I got inspired, encouraged and motivated.  I am SO looking forward to it again although it WILL be challenge.

The flickr group is here (no pics until May though) and the twitter hashtag is #MMMay13.  Two weeks to go and no panic sewing happening here (cough cough).


  1. Nice top. I look forward to seeing your MMM. I don't have a problem wearing Me Made - but taking the photos can be hard. Good luck!

  2. Hi Janelle, I have been meaning to comment for ages about all of your recent projects. They are all lovely and I really like this t- shirt. Did you use stretch lace or is it woven? I really like your Tiramisu dress and top. That was such a good idea to use the pattern as a top. I never think of these options unless I have a remnant that I adore and have to dream up something to make with it and be as creative as possible. I am about to make a Tiramisu (my 2nd) in some lovely fabric from Tessuti. I find it such a useful dress and so comfortable to wear. Hope you are keeping well.

  3. Love the top Janelle! Just enough lace for my liking :)

  4. Very elegant top for both jeans and skirt.

  5. You may have thrown it together, but it's super cute!

  6. very pretty! I think it would look great with a pencil skirt!

  7. Gorgeous Top! I love the lace yoke. I have not attempted to sew with lace yet, but have about a dozen online patterns 'saved'. I think I may have to try it soon.


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