DIY Lace Shirt {Fashion Friday}


Welcome to my closet…lots of neutral colors.  I often accent with colorful pieces of jewelry, but I happen to have several black and white shirts (much to my fashionable sister’s chagrin). A few weeks ago, I was looking at two almost identical black t-shirts in my closet and I thought, “One of these needs some serious pizzazz.” On Pinterest, I came across several pictures for freshening up a plain t-shirt. There were lots of ideas about adding flowers (done this and love it) and adding lace. I had some lace that I had gotten at a fabric store last winter with intensions of using it somehow. And now I had the perfect project for it.

This is a super simple project (30 min max) that you can do at home and end up with a shirt that feels a little less like drool, food, and dirt covered mommy clothes, and little more like “hello, stylin’ mama.” Here it goes…

What you’ll need:

Plain shirt (mine was a cheapy from Old Navy)

Strand of lace a little longer than the length of your shirt


Sewing machine (although you could easily do this by hand, and I don’t think it would take too long)

(excuse the quality of my pictures, as they were taken from my phone)

Step 1: prep your lace if needed. I had to add an this extra step at the beginning, but if you by lace that lays flat, you wouldn’t have to.

My lace was only scrunched on one side, so I had to run a lose stitch along the other and pull to get a scrunched look on the right too.
close up of the right side that I pulled to scrunch.

Step 2: Sew the lace on the shirt. (I just eyeballed the middle of the shirt, pinned it, and sewed it on tucking the top and bottom pieces over the top and bottom of the shirt.)

Finished product


Seriously, how simple is that!? I love it.


Do you have any simple projects or idea that you do to dress up your closet? Please share!

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Elisa is a native Arizonan by birth and a Seattleite by heart. She is a wise, spirited woman who loves feeling the sun on her face, but also enjoys cold rainy days, complete with a cup of coffee and a good book or conversation. After graduating with a Masters in Counseling Psychology and seeing clients for a time, she took a hiatus to love on, play with, and offer copious amounts of hugs to our little girls, Malia and Jayden. She is now back working at Socorro Counseling and Consulting in Downtown Phoenix. Unafraid to laugh at herself and able to see the beauty in others, she makes everyone feel at ease, making her a genuine friend, therapist, and wife. Give her a cute pattern and a sewing machine or some spray paint and a piece of furniture and they are surely to be transformed into some warm piece of art that brightens our living space. She also finds creativity in cooking, making household cleaners, and anything Pinterest. In short, Elisa is stylish, wise, thoughtful, creative woman who makes everyone around her a better person, including her husband (who wrote this bio).



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