Tuesday, June 21, 2011

T-Shirt Refashion




There are so many great ways to fancy up a t-shirt. Momma go round shares some beautiful refashions. This yellow flutter shirt is  my favorite.







I found this great lace tape at a Fabric Warehouse store. At only $.99 yard, I stocked up!






Then I caught a glimpse of Rashida Jones in I Love you Man wearing this cute lace embellished top and I thought, I could totally make my own. 





So I found a tee at my usual go-to store, Target, and got to work!  





A wordless tutorial:
































Note: When sewing with knit, use a zig-zag stitch. It allows the fabric to stretch better than a straight stitch.













Easy as that! And oh so pretty.














Have a wonderful day!







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Maggie @ Chica es Artistica said...

SO cute! I can't believe how great this turned out. Thanks for the CLEAR tutorial. Very straightforward with no hidden "whoops forgot to tell you" details. I'm your newest follower :)

-Maggie
http://chicaesartistica.blogspot.com

Anngela said...

Hi Katy! Found you at My Girlish Whims :)
Love this shirt! Love all the lace and bow details you use on your crafts. Newest follower :) Can't wait to see more of your creations--I'm going to attempt your skirt in the next few evenings! :)
<3 Anngela
anngelasprettylittlethings

ShannonSews said...

I LOVE your lace shirt refashion!! It's so cute. You lucked out on finding such a cute roll of lace. Nicely done!

Nicole said...

So lovely & elegant! Doesn't break the bank either, but you couldn't tell that by looking! Great tutorial!

Rachel said...

So cute! I love it-it looks adorable on you. And your hair is so pretty! That's exactly the sort of wavy look I'd always try to do back when my hair was long . . . and fail miserably at ;-)

Nina @ creativecreationsbynina.blogspot.com said...

I love this! Good job!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is so adorable!! I love it! Thanks so much for Linking up to Your Whims Wednesday. I'm a new follower now, love your projects! :)

madison avenue said...

i LOVE this! lace is my favorite and i love it with the navy blue shirt! it looks rurally cute on, too

Rose and Heather said...

Love IT!!!! I am going to find some lace myself and do this. Do you mind if I link you from our blog on this?

www.SewStylishBoutique.blogspot.com

Katy said...

Rose and Heather,

Of course I don't mind girl! You don't even have to ask. Thank you for your sweet comments. (:

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Shared this on my facebook page! Still love it :)

Natalia Lynn said...

What a cute idea! Such a simple way to dress up your shirt, I love it!

Foundinthe-ALI said...

Cute! I love lace. It turned out so great.

you should check out my lace tank re-do :)

http://foundintheali.blogspot.com/2011/01/lace-back-tank.html

Ali

Michelle said...

That is adorable! I wanted to try this with normal black lace, but love this even more!

famr_4evr said...

Wow!!! That turned out so great! Totally cute!

angie @ the cellar door stories said...

saw this at ucreate ~ great job!!! you are a genius! :)

Nicolette said...

Love this shirt! I'm going to give this a try. I pinned it and will link back when I post about it. Thanks for the link to Momma Go Round, you both have great tutorials.

Adin B said...

Like I said over at Ucreate, that is pretty. Simple and easy to do yet it made a totally new look to a plain shirt.

Adin B

Shannon said...

Hey! I love your blog and want to award you the One Lovely Blog Award. Hope you don't mind. Here's a link to my post. Keep making cute things! :)

http://shannonsews.blogspot.com/2011/06/lovely-surprise.html

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

Ah! That's me! I saw you on UCreate and had to see your adorable shirt, and there I was. Thanks so much for including my shirt in your post! I love the lace and totally news to make one of these!

Natali said...

WOW! So simple and yet SO SO cute! I LOVE it! Great job! (Adding to my to do list for the week! Yay!)

Ashley Michelle said...

I'm lovin' the lace! Your tutorials are great and inspire me to learn how to sew :)

Rachel Ashmore said...

Very cute and original. =)

Anonymous said...

I am definetely trying this :)
Cecilia

Whimsies Shop said...

Wow! Amazing tuts you've got on here :D Newest follower!

The Shabby Blue Ribbon said...

This is fantastic!!!! I am going to Target tomorrow!

Natali said...

Ok, so after searching and searching for a similar lace tape and muttering frustration under my breath in the stores, lol, I finally decided I would use two pieces of lace back to back to attempt to make a semi-symmetrical lace appearance. I gave you credit for the amazing idea of course (thank you again!) and linked to your site on my tutorial for the shirt using two pieces of lace here, if you care to see it :-) Have a great day! http://www.thethinkingblonde.com/2011/07/diy-lace-front-t-shirt-tutorial.html

rushfa said...

this is me, new follower, going to get some simple plain long tees, (dont wear short ones, nor jeans) and pretty lace...

Carly said...

I love, love, love this and want to make it - it's been sitting on my Pinterest board for a couple of weeks. I cannot find the lace though...any ideas on how to search for it?

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

This is so great!! Pinning to my to-do list ;) New follower

wahez said...

I am so jealous of the lace that you found! It is beautiful and what a killer deal. My new mission is to find some wide, pretty, and good priced lace this weekend : )

DuffyLinn said...

I'm going to make this, seriously cute!!!! p.s. love your shoes, where did you get them?

libbysmom said...

I copied you again:
http://kellybourlandstyle.blogspot.com/2011/08/krafty-kelly-embellished-t-shirt.html

thanks! keep 'em coming!

dawn marie said...

This shirt is adorable! It would be super cute if you did the lace in the back, but cut out the fabric so it was a little bit see-through!

Anna said...

Darling! Love your blog!
Anna
http://lassothemoon.typepad.com

southern fairy said...

I made one too

melody-mae said...

this is darling. I plan to make one asap!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

I love love love this!!! I always buy those Target shirts. :)

Kelly said...

What a great and cute idea!!! I featured you on my blog today. Go check it out and let me know what you think! Thanks again!
dwellinthebliss.blogspot.com

Robin said...

Really cute. I love that lace.

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Faeill Ho said...

It was cute and practical... Like I'm a Filipino and at times that we find our clothes out of fashion... we keep it in our closet.. But with your idea.. we could make any out of those clothes..

leedove said...

Well, that's a cute project for recycling old shirts. It would be kind of cool to use the same method for men's clothing, no? Something less cutesy would do in favor of cooler designs and whatnot...

- Lee Dove

Dani said...

So stinkin cute! I have way to many tees, now to go get some lace! I featured this tutorial on my blog! http://www.livecreativelynow.com/2012/05/awesome-t-shirt-refashion-tutorials.html

Camille DiPaola said...

i love this! great work. cheers.

Rachel said...

I was inspired by the same scene! I made a couple a few years ago and gave them out as gifts! Such a fun idea!

Zarah said...

Found this on pinterest and LOVED it. Such a great idea and super cute tee! :D

Alyssa said...

I love the look of the lace, it's so pretty!
I used this as inspiration to add the lace in as a panel to add some room to a t shirt I bought that was way to small.

http://everythinghappens-blog.blogspot.com/2013/05/fixing-too-small-tee.html

Becky Kallsen said...

Thanks for your post; sooo cute! How wide was the lace you used?

Becky Kallsen said...

Thanks for your post; sooo cute! How wide was the lace you used?

Becky Kallsen said...

Thanks for your post; sooo cute! How wide was the lace you used?

Anna Caroline Whitfield said...

Could you do a tutorial on how you did your hair and makeup in that picture? If so that would be great!

Anna Caroline Whitfield said...

Could you do a tutorial on how you did your hair and makeup in that picture? If so that would be great!

Sara LoversCrafts said...

I like this!! Beautiful!

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What a great way to dress up a tshirt. You did a great job.

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