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add lace to the hem of a shirt for a classy look
I bet you have plenty of t-shirt that are too short but they are still in good condition and you want to save them!

Posted by Donatella M. Published See Donatella M.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a top. Lengthen A Shirt Just Like Valentino And Miu Miu - Step 1
    Step 1

    this is the before and after transformation! pretty cool for a 20 minutes work, uh?

  • How to make a top. Lengthen A Shirt Just Like Valentino And Miu Miu - Step 2
    Step 2

    * get enough lace to match the circumference of the hem line of your top + about 4"
    (add a little extra if the lace has some large designs, so you'll be able to match the pattern on the sides)
    * the lace has to be wide enough for the extra length you'll need to add to your top, plus an extra 1" or 1-1/2"

  • How to make a top. Lengthen A Shirt Just Like Valentino And Miu Miu - Step 3
    Step 3

    * in my case, the lace was much wider, so I cut the extra width to meet my needs

  • How to make a top. Lengthen A Shirt Just Like Valentino And Miu Miu - Step 4
    Step 4

    * pin the lace under the hem of the shirt, just about over the double top-stitching of the hem.
    Leave an extra 1" on each side

  • How to make a top. Lengthen A Shirt Just Like Valentino And Miu Miu - Step 5
    Step 5

    * cut the lace following the pattern on the lace on each end
    * overlap the extra 1" on the sides, pin and sew.

  • How to make a top. Lengthen A Shirt Just Like Valentino And Miu Miu - Step 6
    Step 6

    * sew over the top-stitching on the from and the back, leaving about 1/2" near the sides un-sewn
    * use some fray-check on the trimming of the lace, just to be sure that it won't unravel.

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Kylie L.
Kylie L.
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Ravens Trove
Ravens Trove · Wenatchee, Washington, US · 35 projects
Why, o why, have I never thought of this? (facepalm) Thanks for the post!
Donatella M.
Donatella M. · 8 projects
thank you!!!
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