Today I finally settled down to customise a t-shirt which belongs to my brother's girlfriend (it had been in the 'to do' pile for too long)!
It started out as a really simple vest style top.
For a looser fit I was asked to add black lace panels to either side. To do this, I first made a pattern piece by marking my size requirements (+seam allowances) onto tracing paper using a ruler and set square. I then cut out the pattern piece and pinned to my fabric in the usual way.
The next step was to overlock the four sides of each lace piece. I then turned over the seam allowances on the top and bottom and stitched into place.
I opened up each side of the t-shirt using a seam ripper. I pinned and tacked the lace pieces into place. The lace has a bit of stretch in it so it was not the easiest fabric to work with. I finished by machine stitching into place and removing the tacking.
I love the lace effect, I think I will have to re-create this simple technique again but this time on something I get to keep! Has anyone else customised using lace? Feel free to share a link to your blog for me to nosy at!