How to Make Lace Cardigans
Lace cardigans are unique fashion accessories. You can’t get away from it without being noticed, though it looks very simple. If you want to be creative, here are the very steps in making them;
Begin by measuring your shoulders width. Get someone to hold the measuring tape across your back from left to right shoulder so as to take down the measurements.
Fold two yard lace piece in halves.
Lay it on a large table with the folded edges facing you.
Measure 5 inches on top of lace and one inch and a half of your shoulder width from the folded edges. Mark this point.
Create about two armholes by cutting 6 inch circle on both lace layers. Begin cutting at the point you marked above. Unfold it and you will have a sleeveless lace cardigan.
How to Add Sleeves
If sleeveless cardigans are not for you, here are the steps on how to add sleeves on them. The sleeves create a totally new look to the person wearing them, and it is without a doubt one of the sought after trends today.
Fold the remaining lace. Lay it on a table with folded edges facing you.
Take a long sleeved t-shirt and lay it on top of the lace. Line up one side of sleeve with folded edge of lace.
Cut lace on the side that has been folded following the long side of the t-shirt’s sleeves. Stop when you reach the armpit.
Make a mark on the place where the t-shirt sleeve ends.
Cut it diagonally beginning from bottom edge of your sleeve to the above mark you made.
Repeat the same steps on the second sleeve.
Pin folded sides of sleeves for sewing. Sew both sleeves using a sewing machine. Leave ends open for the arms to be inserted.
Turn the sewn sleeves right side out. Pin and sew them on the sleeveless vest.
Once you are done, try it out and finish by hemming all raw edges to ensure that it is a perfect fit and presentable look. Purchase or create your own lace cardigan in order to be warm and stylish at the same time. You can wear them in casual occasions and inspire other people to create a new look for them. The outfit is a natural attention magnet so be prepared to have all the eyes glued at you once you step in. Show them your poise and confidence when wearing one.