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yeaaaaah totally make one or something hah
im toally broke for sure so i try and improvise by using old clothes and i wanted to make something for my sis for christmasss and this is what i came up with =) i hope shes likes it! and i hope you like it too=)

Posted by MischievousMelanie from Payne, Ohio, United States • Published See MischievousMelanie's 13 projects »
  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Ruffle Button Up Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    gather your materials {see you will need box}

    grab your old button up shirt {you should probably get one thats a bit large on you, not a tight fit} and your seamripper and start ripping them sleeves off. oh and the little fold down collar thing while you're at it.

  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Ruffle Button Up Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    ok now pay attention this may get tricky.... ha
    take your shirt and pin in the sides so that the armholes are smaller but not too tight; you still want it to be a bit loose on you. ok now sew that up =)
    also grab those sleeves and at the top of them, gather the material so that your sleeve fits the newly sized armholes you just made. you want it to have a sort of ruffle effect so that when you sew it on the sleeve poofs. alright just pin those sleeves on then and get to sewing.

  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Ruffle Button Up Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    now you need to try the shirt on and measure up to your elbow from the bottom of the sleeves. take the shirt back off and cut that length off of each sleeve. grab that stretch lace [make your lace about 2 inches wide{i used the lace off of the bottom of some leggings i had}] and make a circle around your arm above your elbow. now pin and sew the stretch lace into a circle. now pin that circle to the end of the sleeves and sew them onnnnn {see pic if confused haha}

  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Ruffle Button Up Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    alllright now you need the lace trim {i used lace trim that was already ruffled if yours isnt, you will need to ruffle it!} and black fabric {once again i used the leggings haha}. pin the lace down both sides of your shirt by the buttons. sew it on.
    next take the black fabric and make two pieces with its width smaller than the width of your lace so that it shows how you like it and its length about five inches longer than the size of your shirt and ruffle it to the length of your shirt. now sew that on too.

  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Ruffle Button Up Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    get the ribbon. you're gonna need it.
    becaaaause now you need to try on your shirt, mark where you want your ribbon tie around your body at. take that ribbon and cut a small section about two & a half inches and make a tie loop for the sides. sew it on the seam where you marked. do it on both sides of your shirt.

  • How to sew a lace top. Lace Ruffle Button Up Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    take some more of that ribbon i used about 2 yards, but obviously not everyone is the same size so just get a length that fits around your body and has enough extra to tie a bow. now either sew up the ends or use super glue so that they dont fray. put that ribbon through your side loops and now its finished!! =)

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Michaela K.
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Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
Very cute!

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