How often have your t-shirts gotten worn out or too small? Maybe you just buy one and don’t wear it as often as you thought you would? Adding lace is the perfect way to give it new life and bring a little extra style to your wardrobe!
For this DIY, all you need is an old shirt (which everyone has tons of) and 1/2 yard of scalloped lace. For the one above, I used one of Mood’s new laces, with an abstract geometric pattern.
The first thing to do, would be to seam rip the sides. I cut my friend’s shirt 17″ up, so I cut out two 17″ long triangles from the lace I chose. I went with a 5″ base, so the lace would lie flatter to the wearer’s side, but if you’d like your’s to gather and flow more, simply make a wider triangle.
Here, you should pin your lace to your shirt, right sides together, and sew, making sure not to stretch your tee and you do so. It’s best to use a walking foot if your shirt is a super stretchy knit fabric.
To finish, I recommend trimming your seam allowance as tightly as possible, but other than that, you have a brand new top! Never let a t-shirt die again!