I originally shared this tutorial as part of Toptober Fest over at Leafy Treetop Spot.
With three girls, I spend a lot of time sewing for them. I have a disease where I like them to coordinate, and while I do my fair share of shopping for them, I'm kind of snobby about wanting their church dresses to be homemade. When I got invited to be a part of this fun series, I decided to go outside my usual sewing habits, and make something for ME!
It’s not often that I find something to sew for myself that isn’t a skirt. Granted, this is just embellishing on an existing shirt, but I was still excited to make something for me for a change: a lace hemmed shirt!
The inspiration for this shirt came from this shirt from Zara.
Love the shirt, love the lace, but don't love the price. So I set out to make one of my own!
Here's what you need:
- lace (mine was leftover from another project, bought off a bolt by the yard)
- sewing machine/accessories
I started off by laying out my shirt, and then laying out a double layer of lace, with the wrong sides facing towards each other; just as it would be when it is sewn on to the shirt.
Cut the lace about a quarter to a half of an inch extra to the width of the shirt, then fold the lace in half width wise.
Cut the curve to your lace. I just eyeballed it (I'm daring like that), but you could certainly use something to get your curve, too (like a bowl).