Refashion your plain-Jane denim shirt into a classy-but-spunky shirt with lace back! This button-down shirt is like a Ralph Lauren shirt with some cheek. (So like Anthropologie). Lace is trendy. So, just do this project and be ‘en vogue’!
Suitable Lace Fabric
I did some research as to what kind of lace is available and would be suitable for this garment:
1. Lace, By The Yard
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.