Welcome to outfit 5 of my festive style series AKA the leather and lace version 🙂
I’ve been keen as mustard to style my lace top differently ever since I made it for wearing to the Dressmakers Ball earlier this year. I initially paired it with full, floaty, shimmery palazzo pants that matched the metallic threads running through the fabric, but here I’ve styled my lace top with black pants and my beloved peachy/blush leather jacket, which compliments the lace colour beautifully.
The black pants were featured in post number 3 and I spoke a bit about them then, so I really want to talk about the lace top today…The gorgeous lace fabric which came from Tissura.com is corded and has silvery metallic strands running all through it. I love how they add a lovely extra dimension to the design.
For the design, I used the top from McCalls 7540 as my base and after making a couple of toiles I set about making up the lace using couture, seamless lapping methods plus an awful lot of hand sewing and patience…..loads of patience! There are three rows of beading around the neckline, a back concealed zip and underlining plus lining. If you want to know more about it, you can read the full story of it here
I mentioned my leather jacket at the beginning of this post. It isn’t made by me and if I’m totally honest there are minor fit issues even though I managed to alter it shortly after I got it. It was a real bargain though. The brand is Muubaa and their jackets normally sell for around £300. I got mine from an eBay seller that specialised in overstock and picked it up for £100! Yay! The leather softness is sublime and the colour totally yummy. I love it! My shoes are from Tamaris and my clutch bag (seen in the last photo) came from New Look. I love this outfit and I especially like how the black pants and jacket add a bit of an edgy vibe to my lace top 🙂
The other posts in this series are here: One. Two. Three. Four.
I’ll see you soon for the next festive style outfit.
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Great contemporary “hip” look!
Thank you, Joan!
Such an inspiring series, Di! Loving this outfit! And you are right, the jacket is indeed yummy!
Ahhh, thanks ever so much, Alex!I’m glad you’re enjoying my posts.