Adding lace to the top cup of the Blossom is an easy hack, and makes for an even prettier Blossom. I made this one for my daughter, after making multitudes of samples during testing it was finally her turn. I made her a size 10C with a stretch galloon lace, a stretch crepe for the cups and mesh lining.
To make your lace pattern trace around the upper cup pattern (piece no. 1). Then you’ll need to remove the 6mm/1/4″ seam allowance from the top edge. Draw in some little lace arrows 6mm/1/4″ in from either side to help you place onto the lace.
Cut all your pieces out including the upper cup in fabric and lining.
Following the instructions prepare the strap, lower cup and the cup lining.
Baste the lace to the upper cup along the lower edge only.
Sew the upper cup to the lower cup, and then topstitch the bust seam open so it sits nice and flat, trimming the seam right back to the stitching.
Fold the lace back and sew the strap to the upper cup.
Sew the upper cup lining to the upper cup along the top edge, the lace is still folded back at this point.
Flip the lace up and baste the side edges in place, now your cups are ready to sew into the frame.
I added a few small stitches to hold the lace in place across the top edge. For an all over lace look, cut the lace for the lower cups as well using the middle section of your galloon lace.
I love how this Blossom matches my lace sheers!