Thursday, April 26, 2012

DIY Red Valentino lace-trimmed t-shirt

another easy, lovely DIY t-shirt refashion

If you are my friend on Facebook
you know that I made a promise 
of another simple, yet adorable 
Red Valentino t-shirt tutorial!

left: net-a-porter.com - collage by moi
I always keep my promises ;)


THIS IS ALL YOU NEED!
* lace... 2$
* matching thread 
* pins & scissors
I used my sewing machine, but the sewing involved is not much, you can do it by hand!

how-to / the DIY tutorial


First: a bit of planning & pinning


TRY on your t-shirt and mark where you want the lace 
(should be at the same level of the armholes +/-)

LAY flat the t-shirt and adjust the pins into a straight line

TRIM the edges of the scalloped edges

PIN & SEW the lace on the shirt

ready for the cut:

I marked with a water soluble marker the lines to cut on the wrong side of the shirt, but you can just get your scissors and cut, since you'll be following the lines: around the scalloped edges, the neck and the shoulders. 
SEW the lace onto the shoulders

While you try the shirt on, PIN the neckline onto the lace

CUT the extra lace around the neck

and SEW back the neckline

Almost done: the sleeves!


RIP off the seams on the sleeves
{hint: these seams usually are done with an overlock machine: try to pull on one end of the thread, and see what happens. If it doesn't unravel, try on the other side: the seam will unravel in seconds!)

Cut the excess lace on the front of the shirt SHAPING the armhole just like the back of the shirt

fold the lace in double and USE the sleeves as your pattern to cut the lace
... pin back in place and sew... 
VOILA'!!!

PERFECT FOR ONE OF THIS SUMMER HOTTEST TREND: 
PASTELS AND NEUTRALS!

xox, d.

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26 comments:

  1. Me encanta, como todo lo que haces!!!! que manos tienes!!

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  2. This is so cute! I would love to make one of my own!!

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  3. wow that is beautiful!
    would you give some away? no idea where any lace shops are around here :(
    x

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    1. Send me an email with your email address: I'll be happy to give you some !

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    2. have you got any left? i cant find where to email you agh!xx

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    3. I need your email address, you have a no-reply email on your messages! - inspirationandrealisation@gmail.com

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  4. Cool idea!!! I bought some curtains in lace coral colors for 1€ at a garage sale!
    I made a top with it but I have some left! I know what do you with now:)
    Thank you for the cool idea !
    ilovedoityourself.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, I enjoy quality garments and craftsmanship as much as the next gal, but $250 for a T-shirt is a little crazy. Your version is awesome...so pretty! I hope you'll ink up at Etcetorize this week~

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  6. I like yours better! I'm definitely going to make this!!
    xo
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

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  7. what a cute idea. your tutorials are fantastic and so easy to follow!

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  8. This is beautiful. Now I know what to do with that t-shirt I got awhile back. I just need lace now.

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    1. send me your link if you'll make it!! thanks !! d

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  9. I like your shirt better than the Red Valentino! I would love to have some of your leftover lace as I don't have any. I hope I have enough sewing talent to do this. I would definitely give it a try. Let me know if you have any leftover.

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    1. thanks!
      i gave away all the leftover lace at this point :( sorry!!!

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  10. ha-ha, we both love gray tees embellished by lace. Great tutorial.
    xx
    maya

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  11. Love this! Lace is so pretty, I want to put it on everything!

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    1. you can never go wrong with lace :) thanks for stopping by! xox, d.

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  12. here is I want fashion bug to introduce unique vintage the new fashion of shirt that have good looking, you can wear it with celebrity style dress and jeans and other dresses..

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  13. Great tutorial, looks even better then Valentino's ;o)

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  14. Love it gotta try this... chk ma blog http://lets-doll-up.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh wow, I just love this, it makes me want to go and do it right now!! Beautiful, thanks for an amazing idea ;)
    I reconstructed an old turtleneck into a top with lace panels and a petercpan collar, please check It out:  http://whatscraftdoc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/diy-from-turtleneck-to-lace-panels-top.html

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