Ohhoh. Featuring a DIY idea you must do … today even… Refashion your plain-Jane, demin shirt into a classy-but-spunky shirt with lace back! This button-down shirt is like a ‘Ralph Lauren’ with some cheek. (like Anthropologie). Lace is so ‘en vogue’ in 2012, that you might as well …. just do this project!
Suitable Lace Fabric
I did some research as to what kind of lace is available and would be suitable for this garment:
62” Wide Jacqueline Lace Ivory Fabric By The Yard
Regular-width lace fabric by the yard that’s pretty, modern and even economical.
Ultra-elegant 12” wide lace, of which you will have to stitch two width together.
Lace for sale that resembles the lace used for the demo –shirt.
It’s a stretch lace, so it offers loads of possibilities!
demo photo credit | photo tutorial : by elsie + emma, from a beautiful mess.
Quick 1,2,3 How To Tutorial
1. Carefully cut the back out of a demin shirt that’s just too boring.
2. Either purchase lace fabric, or sew strips of lace together to make your own shoulders-width fabric. Using the back of the demin shirt as a pattern, cut the shape of the back from your lace fabric. Tip: be sure to add seam allowances!
3. Sew the lace shirt back into the shirt.
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