Friday, August 28, 2009

Frou Frou n Glue, Ruffled Lace T-Shirt Makeover Tutorial

 
Hello, one and all. I love lacy things. Do you love lacy things? I had a shirt with a stain. Something I do not love. No matter, I have 3 (yes, 3) of the same exact shirt. Danskin grey v-neck, it is a part of my body.


Anywho, I decided to cover this stain. You must remember how much I hate to sew, I can do it, but it scares me, hence the lack of puppets in my shop as of late. I digress. I would not have used this much lacy area at first, but the stain was pretty far down so I had to keep layering the lace until it was covered. This photo is before I cut the lace, I was just eyeballing it.


I got me some good fabric glue, Beacon Adhesives Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive... that does survive multiple washings. (my hubby took tons of photos while I was doing this, but now I can't find them!)

I got me some lace. It's new, cheap, starchy, stiff... this project would have looked tons tons tons better had I used my perfect vintage soft lace, but I am a hoarder of good supplies, I just can't bear to cut it up. I even tried tea staining this stuff but it's all acrylic and junk so the stain didn't take.



First, I glued the lace around the neckline. Then I just kind of eyeballed everything else. The lace "bib" was way too big, so I just trimmed it when I was done for a better shape, if you leave the last inch or so of each lace piece unglued down, this will work much better! (Oh, be sure to put a board or book or something inside the shirt to protect the last layer. After you are satisfied with the shape, tuck the lace edges under just a tad. and glue down. Let sit for 24 hours before washing, but really, I waited maybe 20 minutes before I tried the shirt on.

Wallah! A vintage brooch or bow would look neat at the apex of the v if you really want to go for a Victorian look. Really though, this is a simple and easy version of a bib, jabot, collar, cravat, ascot... whate'er you wish to call it.

Linked here, visit them for lots of great ideas:  The Train to Crazy's Make it Wear it Link PartyKimba's A Soft Place to Land.

17 comments:

aurora said...

Clever!

Chantel Monet said...

Adorable! I love this idea!

Jenny said...

Very cute! love it!

Tali Schiffer said...

That T came out great! I love vintage looks mixed with funky and modern, and now that T kinda' looks like that :)
I might have to stain me some T-shirt too, so I have an excuse to craft it pretty too... :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

What a fabulous idea and I have several t-shirts with wine stains...don't ask! Now I know what to do with them! Have a great weekend!!

Bree said...

Wow! I really love that! What a great idea!

koralee said...

oh my...how very clever are you...so lovely...happy you could share that with us today....hummm lets see what needs a ruffle or two around our home.....

Bonzai Beadwear said...

what a great idea! I tend to spill on myself and this is a great way to keep my shirts lol!

vivian said...

how sweet! what a good idea and it looks great on you!

bodoba said...

Ingenius! I'd type more but I have 2 screaming kids attacking me.

Enchantresses Three said...

Guess what I will be doing today! ADORIBLE!!!!! Thanks!
Hugs,
Sariah

emily said...

i think it came out great! super idea for stain-hidage. :)

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

fantastic idea! love your blog!

Gina said...

Great idea to save a tee from being thrown away!

Kristy said...

Thanks so much for this idea! I'm definitely going to try it out.

I just wanted to let you know that I also mentioned your blog and this post in my DIY post at Isn't It Just Darling?

Hopefully you can stop by for a visit some time :)

http://isntitjustdarling.blogspot.com/2009/09/be-inspired-to-diy.html

Melissa said...

It looks great and I bet if you used your cool stuff it would be mind blowing...

Andrea said...

It turned out great!
Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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