I am sewing on the dark red top but it is going slowly due to family obligations. In the meantime, I am thinking of different blouses I have made and ideas for new tops. I like to try out different crochet and knit lace patterns, but my interest doesn’t last long enough to make 5 or 10 yards of lace trim. Usually I get to about half a yard and want to move on to another pattern. This top will use up that short length of lace:
The above picture shows a length of crochet lace that is about 2″ wide. This kind of trim is interesting because it has a natural curve to it that would make it great for trimming a neckline. Filet crochet edgings can often be found in antique stores for very little money but I made the piece above and, predictably, there is slightly less than 1/2 yard. You could crochet a shell edging or other pretty edging along the long edge and use it on a yoke.
I was just looking in my box of white trims, and there are a lot of trims in there. I should get busy and use them now instead of dooming them to be passed down to my heirs with a bunch of other sewing stuff I never got around to using. Especially all those strange 1/2 yard pieces they will wonder about.