One of my favorite parts about summer (as I’ve said before and I’ll say again) is outdoor music festivals. I love the constant expression of art – in the form of music as well as style. It’s no secret that places like Coachella are major hubs of style inspiration & exploitation. While styles like those can have a major prrice tag, creating your own festival style is the perfect way to be expressive on a budget. While I’m a part time prep, I love the boho style because it empathesizes natural beauty at any body type.
Using this principle, I wanted to create something that empathesized my body without the stress & grief of sewing couture. Summer style & creation should be simple & comfortable (especially on oppressively hot days). For this project, I had a thrifted lace curtain that needed some new life. I cut out all the patterns in the lace that I adored – then pondered how I could combine them quickly & easily to create a top deserving of the name “Bohemian Summer”.
- Skin colored bra
- Lace (1 old curtain or about 1 yrd)
- E6000 Glue
- 1 yard skinny elastic cording
2. Trim the lace to create about 6 large peices. One peice will extend from the neckline to the middle of the bra cups. This section will be shaped/ positioned as pictured above. Cut larger peices to begin, making trimming/ reshaping easier. Using the E6000 glue, generously adhere the lace to the cups.
3. Three large diamond shaped peices will create the patterned bodice. One peice should be glued to each cup, and one on the connection between the cups/as needed to create a cohesive peice. This is the part that using a mannequin would really be of assistance – cut lace as desired & adhere to the sides of the bra to create the sides/back of the top.
4. Using elastic the size of a skinny shoe lace – thread the neckline, criss-crossing over the back and then through the lace on the sides. Delicately tie in bow to secure.
& if you’re not crafDIY like me, you can get the same look here:
Created while listening to Need You – Dillon Francis & NGHTMRE
Hope your summer is filled with sun & creative mojo – & as always if you have any questions on your creation please feel free to contact me!