Monday, January 2, 2012

Lace it up!

Happy New Year! We hope you've enjoyed the holiday season as much as we have! To help us ring in the new year, we decided that some fun new tops were in order! And we think we created the perfect one! Super easy (only minutes to make) with minimal sewing. Perfect for novice seamsters...or lazy seamsters like us! Like most of our homemade fashion ideas, we prefer a quick and dirty approach!

What You Need:
  • 1 1/2 - 2 yards of lace (depending on the size you want to make)
  • scissors and/or rotary cutter
  • sewing machine (though it's simple enough to do by hand)
  • t-shirt to use as a pattern
  • pins
First, fold your lace in half, short end to short end, then fold in half again, this time like a book.

Next, fold your t-shirt in half lengthwise and line it's fold up with the vertical fold of your fabric. Make sure you've chosen a shirt that you like the fit and length of. Cut around your shirt, leaving a little extra room - you can always take it in later!

Then cut a rounded shape for your head to go through. Again, you can always make the neck wider later.

Unfold your new lace top and lay it flat. This will give you a good idea of how it will look! Then grab some pins and pin up the sides of your top and under the arms. If you're feeling fancy, you can hem up the bottom, sleeves, and neck. But as we've mentioned, we're lazy and like instant gratification! :) Then just run it through your sewing machine!

Once your sewing is done, you are done! Try on your top, adjust the neckline (we cut more out of our neckline because we wanted a more off-the-shoulder look), and take in the sides if necessary. So simple and only takes minutes to whip up!

We liked our pink one so much, we immediately made a black one!
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  1. So cute! Still have some black lace lying around, must try this :)

  2. Cute! I made one of those sleeveless covers that are at the store now, for my daughter out of the lace material I had

  3. My daughter is going to love this! Can't wait til she gets out of school to share it with her, then go shopping for some lace!

  4. Very pretty. And you make it look so easy, I must have a go.

  5. Cute! It reminds me of an old baton twirling costume my team had years ago.

  6. Love your site! Can't wait until you come back with more new posts!