Some of you may not know, but I have literally the best mail lady in the history of mail ladies (obvs not a known fact, but she is for me <3). Last fall she asked me if I was interested in some lace because she was trying to clear out her craft/sewing space. I said “oh yes!” So one day, she dropped a bag on my front porch with 10 large spools of lace. My mail lady is what dreams are made of, for sure.
Jump forward to now. I use the lace any chance I get because it’s beautiful and all different shades of white and cream and beige.
So when we were testing the Cariad Cardigan, I thought to myself how perfect some cute lace bows to tie the front together would be.
And so here we are.
Adding them is SUPER simple, but I figured I would go through the quick steps here for you.
So here we go!
Grab youself some coffee and cut out your pieces according to the pattern (skip if you don’t imbibe, but this is a VERY important step for me).
Follow the directions in the pattern until you get to adding the neck band.
Grab your lace. If your mail lady doesn’t bring you hoards of it like mine, you might need to hit up a fabric shop and get you some….about 1-2 yards depending on how long you want your ties and how many ties you want.
Cut two (at least 18″) pieces of lace for each tie you want to create. I created two, so I cut four strips.
Place you lace at least 2 inches apart aligned to the center raw edge of your front bodice pieces.
Align your band as described in the pattern, pinning or clipping directly at the lace to prevent it from shifting.
Sew than band on and you’re done!