UpCycle DIY Child’s Lace Tank Top
I was feeling creative this morning… so I grabbed one of my son’s new undershirts and the pink lace I found yesterday at my father-in-law’s old place.
- sewing machine
Step 1 – Fold the t-shirt in half (pulling the front out so you don’t cut it). Start at the hem and cut up towards the neckline. The object is to cut out a large triangle. Make sure you stop at least 1 inch from the neckline.
Step 2 – Use the triangle that you cut out as your template to cut the lace insert. Make sure you add 1/2 an inch (so you can have room to sew it to the t-shirt).
Step 3 – Turn the t-shirt inside-out and pin the lace into place.
Step 4 – I used pink thread on the top and white thread on the bottom when sewing on the lace. You could easily use white for the back piece. I made a 1/4 inch seam. Turn the t-shirt right-side-out.
Step 5 – Cut off one of the sleeves on the inside of the stitching. Use that sleeve to mimic the cut on the other side. Next, cut the neckline (you can cut directly under the stitching or cut a V….whichever you prefer).
Step 6 – Use the left over lace and cut out 2-3 roses or whatever the design is on your lace. I cut out two roses and placed one on the bottom right corner and one on the upper left shoulder. Pin your roses and stitched (either by hand or machine…I found the machine was easy to use…just make sure you use the same color thread as your lace).
Step 7 – Use some of the scrap t-shirt material to use as ties at the shoulders…and POOF… my daughter has a new tank top for the summer!