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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Lace Hemmed Shirt

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:

- shirt
- lace (mine was leftover from another project, bought off a bolt by the yard)
- sewing machine/accessories

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Here's your lace all cut out.

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Take your lace, and hem up the edges all the way around. Do this to both pieces.

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Pin the right side of the straight edge of the lace to the wrong side of the hem of your shirt.

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Sew the lace directly to the shirt.

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Repeat on the backside, and guess what? You're done!



Pretty easy, huh?

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Immediately go and try it on so that you can send pictures to your bestie.



Get a nice close up view.



Then maybe a side view.



Wear your new shirt the next day and recruit your four year old to take some pictures of you wearing it.



She does a pretty good job, doesn't she?



Do you like the lace hem?

4 comments:

  1. Cutey cute cute! I have a couple of shirts in the donate pile that are just a *tad* too short...maybe I can save them!

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