Ohhoh. Featuring a DIY idea you must do … today even… Refashion your plain-Jane, denim 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’ nowadays, 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.
use any of these lace fabrics that resemble the lace used for the demo –shirt, or better still, the ones that you like best.
Tip: if choose a stretch lace, you will have loads of additional possibilities (on what to make with the ‘leftover’… so double your order and ‘lace’ a handbag to match your shirt, for example. Or… something else..
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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