In this particular case Angela mixes a casual knit cuff with the lace sleeve on the blouse. Not necessarily what you might think of for standard styling but when you see the result, I'll think you'll agree that it works!
The idea is pretty simple. I started by creating a combination of stitches, adding straight stitches to create a space between the motifs. Then I went back and added a single motif on top of each of the areas with open space. Using a different thread color really makes the design combination pop!
I have multitudes of pieces in my lace stash just waiting to be sewn on to something special. Making machine embroidered lace is a popular topic. There are a lot of both old and new designs that can be considered classics. Watch for a future blog post on this subject.
I'd love to hear your comments, thought, and stories about lace that may be in your stash.
Is machine embroidered lace a favorite technique for you too? Or, is this something you have not yet tried? Do you have lace in your stash? Feel free to leave your comments below!