How to Sew a Lace Overlay. Mama Stella Off the Shoulder Sewing Pattern Women’s Top

How To Sew a Lace Overaly

How to sew a Lace Overlay Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids with a Lace Overlay in Mint French Terry.
Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids with a Lace Overlay in Mint French Terry. This post may contain affiliate links.
How to sew a Lace Overlay Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids with a Lace Overlay in Mint French Terry.
Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids with a Lace Overlay in Mint French Terry. This post may contain affiliate links.

How to Sew a Lace Overlay!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the beach!  Yesterday was by far the best day weather wise on our little beach vacation.  We spent as much as the day as possible in the sun.  Most of the day, I just wore my swimsuit.  However, since it was St. Patrick’s day, I decided to wear my off the shoulder top, Mama Stella by Made for Mermaids in some mint green French Terry from Simply by Ti Fabrics.  It is one of my new favorite tops.

Hurry!  Currently, for St. Patrick’s Day weekend Simply By Ti is having a sale on their Green Fabric!!  Save 20% with coupon code: SAVEGREEN  Today is the last day of the sale so go save some money here!

I thought I would share how easy it is to sew a lace overlay.  It is super simple and only takes just a few more minutes of your time.  First, I cut out all my fabric pieces.  Then I cut one more piece in lace of the bodice piece, the exact same size.  It is important that they have a similar stretch.  The lace should have the same or more stretch than the underneath fabric.

How to Sew a Lace Overlay!
How to Sew a Lace Overlay!

Then I take my wonder clips and clip the lace on top of the bodice fabric. I used a mint green lace from Simply by Ti.  You can find it here.  I, then, sew a basting stitch, within the seam allowance, around the entire bodice.  I highly recommend a walking foot on your sewing machine to sew a lace overlay.  Make sure to stop and pivot, leaving the needle down, at each edge.

Once you basted the lace down, then sew the rest of the pattern per the pattern instructions.  So simple!  Voila! You have a new top with a lace overlay!

How to Sew a Lace Overlay with Lace Sleeves
How to Sew a Lace Overlay with Lace Sleeves

I also chose to add lace sleeves to my Mama Stella.  I just cut them per the pattern instructions and made sure to use the mint French Terry for the neckband and cuffs to give it more structure.

How to Sew a Lace Overlay, Off the Shoulder Women's Top Sewing Pattern.
How to Sew a Lace Overlay, Off the Shoulder Women’s Top Sewing Pattern.

I am so in love with the new Mama Stella off the shoulder top by Made for Mermaids! I made 4 of them for vacation, including my Kindness Mama Stella.  I have two more that will show up in blog posts soon.  I also cut one out in gorgeous olive green glitter French Terry, however, I did not find time to sew it before I left. 🙁  Now that we are back, maybe I will get to do that tonight! Yay!

Portlanders Women's Shorts Sewing Pattern in Mint French Terry
Portlanders Women’s Shorts Sewing Pattern in Mint French Terry by Simply by Ti

I paired my lace overlay Mama Stella with some Portlander shorts by New Horizons in the same mint green French Terry from Simply by Ti.  These shorts are super comfy.  Be kind.  I am wearing a swimsuit under this outfit.  The swimsuit has a ruffle around the bum, so it is scrunched in there somewhere underneath my clothes. LOL!  I felt the shorts looked a little bland compared to my fancy lace overlay top, so I added some mint green floral trim from Knitpop.  It matched so well!

Please let me know if you have any questions on how to sew a lace overlay.  I am always happy to help!

Want to recreate this look?  Here is what you need:

  1. Mint Green French Terry
  2. Mint Green Lace
  3. Mama Stella Women’s Top Sewing Pattern
  4. Portlander Shorts Sewing Pattern 
  5. Mint Green Floral Trim.

 

 

 

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Hi I'm Lo and I love to sew and I also love to play with my two children! I am a work at home Mom of two toddlers.  I never planned on staying home with the kids, however when I was 8 and 1/2 months pregnant with my first child, Little Dude, I was unexpectedly let go from my corporate job.  With a newborn and a tough job market, I decided to buy a Brother Sewing/Embroidery Machine and taught myself to sew. I would like to thank the many bloggers, youtube videos I have watched and PDF pattern designers for all their help. With a degree in International Business from Blaise-Pascal University in France I decided to open my own business, an Etsy shop.  I started making baby leg warmers and then added embroidered bodysuits.  I was so busy I couldn't keep up and had to seek out third party help. After my second child, Baby Girl, life became super busy.  There is something about little girls clothes that makes them so much fun to create.  I started venturing out to more articles of clothing.  It has been a fun adventure. I am learning as I go.  I sometimes skip steps or take short cuts, sometimes I take a long road to get where I need to go.  I don't think sewing needs to be perfect, I think it should be fun!!

4 Comments

  1. I love your summary at the end sharing how to re-create the look. You did a beautiful job! I have some lace from Ti’s shop in my stash that I have not yet done a project with so I found this so inspiring. Thank you for sharing!

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