May 6, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday :: DIY Romantic Lace T-Shirt by Pearls and Scissors


As we are now carrying some amazing lace fabrics in the store I thought a great tutorial for this week would be how to make a lace top.  Lace tops are all over the place and are the it item for spring and summer.  Hanna Paal of Pearls and Scissors has a wonderful Romantic Lace T-Shirt Tutorial that illustrates just how easy it is to make a t-shirt with a beautiful lace insert. Says Hanna, "This t-shirt turned out to be the most comfortable t-shirt I own." I can't wait to try it out!
Hanna's tutorial follows a numerical system to illustrate the step-by-step directions. She also points out that "when using jersey fabrics, especially lace, it's always a good idea to reinforce the shoulder seams to prevent them from stretching out." That's a great tip with these types of fabrics.
There are so many lace sewing tutorials out there. Here are just a few from It's Always Autumn, Transient Expression, and Yellow Suitcase Studios
Most knits will work perfectly for the base of the shirt, but the real hero is the lace. A few of my picks from the store:
We hope you enjoy this tutorial and please send 1-2 images of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and you might see your creation featured in our next KnitPicks!

Happy sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Beautiful! Love this!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love lace in tops like that. I've never sewn with it though. I'm assuming you just treat it like any other knit? Will have to give it a try sometime :)

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    1. Hi Nat! Yes they sew up just like regular knits. The tutorial suggests reinforcing some seams like shoulders so they don't stretch out which is a good idea with lace knits. Have fun sewing these up :)

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  3. So what is your suggestion for reinforcing? Like an elastic"tape" or...?

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    1. Hi Becky! Reinforcing would be using a double or triple stitch if you machine has it, if not just sew back over it again with your straight stitch :)

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  4. Wow, I love this tutorial. I am definitely going to try my hand at a lace T-Shirt.

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