Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lace Embellished T-Shirt

I have a rule that if I haven't used something for a year I get rid of it. During this year's Spring cleaning, I pulled this sad, sad navy blue shirt from the hanger.  As I tossed it into the discard pile, I suddenly envisioned it as something more.

How-To Embellish a T-Shirt with Lace

What You Need:
  • T-shirt
  • Lace
  • Pellon
  • Iron
  • Scissors
Let's Get Started!
  The before shot of my sad, droopy shirt.

 Step One: Fuse a length of Pellon to match your lace. My lace wasn't uniform on both sides so I cut down the scalloped edge of the extra lace and fused it to the non-scalloped edge to mirror the opposite side with the same Pellon.
 Step Two: Measure the lace to run down the full length of your shirt.

Step Three: Iron the pellon-backed lace down the front of the shirt.

Step Four: Cut the lace at the top and fold over the collar. Turn the shirt inside out and iron those pieces down as well.
Now you can either cut the top of your lace and iron it to the inside of your shirt like I have in this picture, or simply cut around the top of the lace to match the shape beneath your collar. If I was to do it again, I would match the lace to the shape of the collar.
Voila! Paired with a nice skinny jean and nude pumps, this blouse is now worthy of a night out.


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