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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