Monday, May 28, 2012

Pin It and Do It #7: Lace trim shirt

A couple of weeks ago I was shopping at Gina Tricot and found this lovely Juliette aztec top. Sorry it's all wrinkled here:

I really love that pattern so I bought it, and it was on sale for only 5 euros! Bad news is the only size they had left was XS and no amount of wishful thinking will squeeze me into an extra-small shirt. So, I knew I had to do some sort of makeover with this one, and then I remembered this pin.

The original picture is from Trash To Couture, and if you aren't already a regular reader of that blog, you should. She makes amazing, fashionable things from whatever old clothes she has. That blog is such an inspiration!

I didn't have crochet trim, but I had some sort of mesh lace fabric that I bought earlier from Eurokangas and I've been waiting to make something with it! I cut open those side seams, added a scrap of lace and sewed the whole thing back together. It took maybe 30 minutes but I have a feeling this will be one of my favorite summer shirts:

Hmm... Can I add lace trims to all my shirts?


  1. Hello, Thanks for your comment... mainly because it brought me to your blog :) I love it. I especially love the 'pin it do it' posts because I'm awful for finding so many different things on Pinterest and not actually doing anything about it. Think I may have to take a leaf out of your book x

  2. Thank you! I used to hoard ideas too on Pinterest and never make them so this month has been a learning experience for me. Good luck with your future Pinterest projects x

  3. That is so cute! My sewing machine is currently in storage, along with a majority of my other things, but I really need to get it out and learn how to use it properly.

    1. Thanks MJ! This kind of project is a great starting point because you only need to sew a straight seam. I'm still scared of ruffles.