Monday, March 21, 2011

DIY: Lace trim tee for cheap!

A few weeks ago, I saw this post on one of my favorite blogs, Uber Chic for Cheap. This top on Blake Lively is too cute, and my crafty mind was kicked into full gear.

Cute, no?

This past week, I had my wisdom teeth removed and I was looking for something to do the day before my extraction to keep my mind off everything to come, and this seemed like an easy DIY to do just that. From start to finish, it took me about an hour to do, and the total cost of supplies was $3.49 for a yard of lace. I used a tee I had just hanging out in my dresser, and thread and needle from my sewing kit, which I feel is pretty standard in any household. This would have been so much quicker if I owned a sewing machine. (How I still don't own one is beyond me)



You could fold this over into the inside of the tee, and secure it that way, but my
skin is a little too sensitive for that.

I just today thought that a picture of this on would be helpful to see. But, you get
me in my yoga pants and without my slightly puffy post-extraction face.
You could sew random side pieces down to help the folding away. I may do this.
This tee was in my mind for another DIY involving my dear friend RIT dye, and now I'm wondering what would happen if I just tossed the whole thing into some anyway...but these are good colors for the Spring and Summer, so we may have to wait until the Fall.

6 comments:

Amber's Notebook said...

omg so cute!! Great DIY!!
Amber's Notebook

Betsy said...

oh awesome!

TheForestFaery said...

Very cute shirt! And the best part- it's handmade. :D Great job!

Natasha said...

I love this...I'm thinking lace along the shoulder seams only would look super cute too!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Simply Smitten said...

What a simple idea, and so cute! My daughter is going to love this idea! :)

Josie said...

So simple and pretty! I love it.
xo Josie
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