I suppose it is only fair. After all I turned her old bedroom wardrobe into my stash storage when she left home AND she did buy the fabric in the first place AND I have sewn her two sisters a top each this year .
Well she has obviously been rumaging through my fabric on one of her trips home and spotted some left over lace from her youngest sisters school sewing project ( a lovely Simplicity Cynthia Rowley pleated dress )and thought to put them together.
I think the combination works really well - a Japanese cotton voile with a vague splotchy floral which peeks through the black lace on the sleeves and shoulders .
I used New Look 6356 dated 2004 , the same pattern for my youngest DD`s lace top and amazingly is still available in the current catalogues. It is a very basic darted top for wovens with various necklines. And luckily all the hard work I did in fitting her paid off because my eldest DD is very similar to her so all I had to do was slightly lengthen the top and sew slightly smaller side seams.
I think I might need to start getting my daughters to give me some fashion/ sewing advice !
Happy Sewing Janine.