Add a lace yoke to make a plain t-shirt pop!
You can either alter an existing t-shirt or start from scratch. I made my own pattern based on an old t-shirt that I cut up as you'll see.
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Tailor's chalk or sewing marker
About 1/3 yd of lace (make sure it isn't flimsy or rips easily, it has to hold up the rest of the fabric, you can use stretch or non-stretch lace)
Stay tape for shoulders
One package bias binding tape for arm and neck openings
Paper to trace your pattern on and cutting mat
First try on your t-shirt inside out in the mirror. Using your chalk/marker draw a line from under the sleeve across your chest to the other sleeve. Don't worry about making a perfect line, we'll fix it later, the important part is that your line is high enough to cover up the top of your bra!
Now take off the shirt and lay it flat.
My original tracing from the cut-off t-shirt is in green. However, I wanted to make some changes. The original shirt has set in sleeves but to make this easier I'm making the yoke have cut-on sleeves. Also, because my lace isn't stretchy like t-shirt jersey I'm making my sleeves shorter so it is more comfortable. I'm also making my neckline larger because the lace can't stretch to fit my head. Finally, I curve the shoulder slightly so it's not so square. The pink lines make my the adjusted pattern piece.
Repeat this step to make the back yoke.