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up-cycle lacie panties into a cute shirt!
Do you ever get those free panties from Victoria Secret? The ones that are one size fits all? The ones that don't fit at all, but have a handful of gorgeous lace? Good, you're going to need those and a fitted shirt to complete this project.

Basically I hated seeing that lace go to waste... therefore I made it go to waist... line. We all have a fitted top that could use a little embellishment. The amount and width of lace from those panties are the perfect amount to wrap around for an empire waistline. If there is not enough you can always just wrap lace in the front to get the same effect.

Posted by Ashly C. from Broomfield, Colorado, United States • Published See Ashly C.'s 5 projects »

  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Empire Shirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the lace along the seams and remove the crotch area of the panties. Hopefully you get one piece or two pieces of lace this way.

  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Empire Shirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    With either one or two lengths of lace, sew the ends together by hand with matching thread to create a circle of lace.

  • Step 3

    Put on your shirt and place the lace in the empire waistline position (just below your ladies and inches above your natural waistline). Mark a place for your pins after taking your shirt off or if you're really slick, pin it into place with the shirt on.

  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Empire Shirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Line up the seams of the lace and shirt before machine sewing the lace to the shirt. Complete the other side as well. You will want to then take some of the matching thread and secure a spot in the middle front and middle back so the lace does not shift too much.

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