I had an urge to make a silk top with lace after i saw an uber-hot one at a store for 40 dollars.
so, i travelled on over to the discount fabric shop and they had striped silk. YAY. and THICK lace.
so i came home and whipped it up in a jiffy. (and if you know me you know i dont make shirts that are SHORT)
Now, here is the tutorial::
alright, so here is a tutorial as best as i can make it. i really dont know how to do the pictures but it is pretty easy to make anyways.
measure your bust and add 2 inches..and measure hips and add 2 inches. lets say your bust is 34" and hips are 37". Add 2" to each measurement (36" and 39").
Then, take your fabric and measure a odd-shaped rectangle with 36" at the top and 39" at the bottom. and leave 20" in between on both sides.
Sew the 2 pieces of fabric right sides together down the sides.
If necessary, you can tweak the sides to make it fit better. The goal is for a top that looks straight, not like a parachute.
Fold over the top 1/2" and sew it down so there is a seam on the top.
To make the straps, cut out pieces of silk as long as you want the straps and 1 3/4" thick. Fold them over right sides together and sew. Then turn them rightside out and sew them onto the shirt.
Take your lace ( preferably about 4" wide, you can find it at craft stores) and sew it at the top of the shirt.
Sew it along the very top of the lace and the bottom so it stays down. It will cover up the thread from the straps that might show.
Then, hem it and you're done!
Well, I hope that helps, it is all very simple...the only part that is difficult is making the sides look good. And I'm sure it could be made with any non-stretch type fabric. Ask if you have any more questions...