Sometimes you just have to make something pretty plain. I had been yearning for a lace up top for quite some time now and just never got around to buying one. So when I saw plain black fabric at my local thrift shop, I decided I'd just make my own. I knew I had some grommets around so I didn't need to buy anything else to get the piece done. I really wanted a plain black long sleeve top that I could add to my wardrobe. Like most of the things I've made recently, I decided to add a curved hem. The only issue I had with the top was deciding what I wanted to use to lace it up. I ended up using a braided cotton crochet thread but I think it's likely I'll replace it with a leather cord next time I see some to buy.