Saturday, August 13, 2011

DIY: add a flare

If you want to add a little flare, 
a little "A" shape to a t-shirt or a tank, 
all you need is an insert.

Contrast fabric, sheer, mesh,or lace.
(remember the Valentino "bow on the back" t-shirt?... same idea)

This Tank top takes about 15-20 minutes of work and will take a single plain basic top to a brand new level.

All you need is a t-shirt or, in this case, a racer back tank top, and a triangular shaped lace motif applique (similar to this one: Flower With Leaves Bridal Applique - Ivory)
... and pins and a sewing machine, but it's really a small project that you can hand sew if you want.

* measure the side of the triangular piece
* trace a line on your shirt of the same length of the side of the triangular
* cut following the line
* pin the sides of the triangular on each side of the split open cut
* sew along the edges of the lace
* cut the extra fabric along the seams following the design of the lace

is that simple!

xox, d.

keep in touch! 


  1. I love this, what a great idea!!! thank you


  2. You have quite a collection of "designer t-shirts". This another very cool idea.

  3. Cool idea! Thank u for sharing

  4. This is such a great idea! It's such an unexpected, fun detail!

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  5. Love it. I have a few tank tops that could use something like this.

  6. what a great idea! looks fantastic.

  7. Love the simplicity and the elegance of this project. Turned out beautiful!

  8. Very cool! I love the texture and design it adds. Love it!

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog - stop by if you'd like!

  9. Very good idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Fibers on Friday!!

  10. GORGEOUS! I found you thru delicateconstruction! LOVE all of your refashions!! You are very talented :) I am hosting a new linking party that is ALL about diy fashion... your projects would be perfect to link up to DIY Diva Thursdays. Id love to have you :)


  11. Love this refashion and wondering how come I didnt see it before :)


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