I bought this pair of doilies for £1 at Roundabout Sheffield.
On closer examination I don’t think they are handmade, the stitching is too regular and they appear to be made from a fairly basic cotton thread, but they were perfect to use in a refashion.
This M&S top was going to be my inspiration
It looks remarkably like it has a pair of doilies stuck on the shoulders.
I examined this top in the shop to see how the doilies had been attached and they had been sewn on using a small zig zag stitch.
Obviously I needed something to sew the doilies to, and bought a grey marl t-shirt from H&M
The fabric is a thin and silky 90% viscose, 10% cotton, made in Bulgaria, cost was £7.99.
I wouldn’t normally buy a new item to re-fashion but I didn’t have any suitable t-shirts and this was cheap.
After trying various placement options I decided to go for a neckline rather than shoulder embellishment. Due to the extra thickness of my doily compared to the M and S one, zig zag stitching might not have worked and not wanting to risk a fail, opted for tiny hand stitches to fix the doily to the t-shirt.
By tiny hand stitches, a technique I seem to be using quite a lot recently, I mean stiches where the needle is pointed into the same spot from which it has just emerged, just catching a couple of threads from the fabric, but the sewing is barely visible
I think it looks a bit like a snowflake!