Once upon a time my original plan was to make this in a layered/lace skirt but thanks to the joy of Pinterest I have been seeing a lot of lacey tops that I have been envying and I am also really, really, really tired of making skirts.The cute lace overlay tank from Boston Proper.
2) The burgandy lace tee is only $70.00 from Top Shop. (Only $70 are you freaking kidding me?)
3) And last but not least the Lace Dreams Top from Francescas Collections is a whopping $44
These prices are ridiculous so I took this inspiration and made my own.
Cut away excess length
Fold shirt in side out and then in half. Button the buttons together
Sew the front center placket of the dress shirt together. Sew along the edge ensuring you don't sew ontop the placket. If you sew along the edge you will have a nice straight, seamless back seam.
Cut away excess from the front center placket. Keep the buttons for future projects!
Cut off the hideous collar
Also remove the sleeves
Using a T-shirt as a pattern to determine the size of the
I gave myself an inch because T-shirts stretch, this fabric fabric does not.
Serge or sew the front and the back of each side together.
Instead of using pins to keep the hem folded down I always iron.
To make a standard hem: fold 3/4, iron, fold another 3/4 again, and iron again.
Iron down the hem on the sleeves, collar, and bottom.
Sew a hem on sleeves, collar, and bottom. On the bottom and collar I sewed a double hem to keep the fabric from puckering.
Insert any tags you might have under them hem prior to sewing.
I can wear this with any color. Here is a picture with a white undershirt but I have to say I love this more with a colored undershirt.
Do you see the back seam? That's where the buttons once were. That's right this back was originally the front of the shirt. I swear it's not crooked, it's just how the shirt is pulling around my fat rolls.
Again, This only cost $5.00 and I have lots of scraps left over for a few future projects.
This project was so much fun and I got some great pictures. I am so happy I got my mojo back!