Okay you guys. If you didn’t already know, I live half of my life in France. Well, most of my life, around 8 months to be more exact. Most people are always telling me how cool it sounds and how awesome it must be. And while there are super awesome parts about it, There are some things that kinda stink.
My closet for example. As I was packing my bags this year to return to the states, everything I own fit into two suitcases. Jewelry and shoes included and I don’t have small feet. Everything I own. My husband says to me “babe, you have a lot of clothes. I mean really, I think you’re good, you have a lot of stuff.” Um. ya. If he only knew how regular women were, he would probably freak out. All that to say, I have to rely on what’s already in my closet/suitcase or make clothes for as cheap as possible. So it doesn’t matter if something gets left behind in one country or another!
Enter t-shirt redesign. I bought this big black t-shirt at Joann’s for $2.50. I bought the lace for a little more than that. So a shirt for about $5 to $7! Want to know how it’s done? It’s easy, guys, check it out.
Start by folding the t-shirt in half. Cut out the neckline, a little length off the bottom, and a little off the sleeves. I wanted it to be a little bit off the shoulders, but cut accordingly. I think the photo below describes it pretty well, right? I hope so!
Then you want to cut off the back of the shirt so you can replace it with the lace. Cut the top and bottom of the sleeves and then fold the shirt in half again, but this time with the front on one side and the back on the other. Like the picture below. Then cut down the side.
Then fold it in half again. Lay the lace over it and just cut the same shape as the shirt. The greatest part about this shirt is that because it’s kinda of slouchy, it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Then, I don’t have pictures of this part, but it’s self explanatory. You sew the two pieces together down the middle for the back, there will be a seam and I think that’s kinda cute. Then sew the completed back to the sides and top and voila, you’re done!
Here’s the final product:
Here is the side. I like the way it’s solid in front and pretty lace in the back. It’s a sexy surprise!
I also love the way the lace curves around at the bottom. Obviously that material was like that, but it definitely worked in my favor. I didn’t have to do anything to it and it was so pretty.
The great thing is that it can be versatile. I have worn it like shown and also as a swimsuit cover up which is kinda cute. Gotta love inexpensive and easy!!
Well, hope you liked it and give it a try! Thanks for reading!
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