DIY Outfit – Lace Tee

Spring is the perfect time for pastels, lace and all things sweet. Today's DIY inspiration is a simple t-shirt made from a bold, large scale floral lace (see more detail picks here). If this was in my closet, I'm sure it would get a lot of wear throughout the year. It could easily be styled for Fall/Spring as shown here or worn with a shorts or a skirt for the summer months. Add a scarf and boots and you could even wear it in winter. Read on for how I would make this top a DIY reality.

How to DIY a Lace T-shirt

Step 1: Our inspiration is the Orlaya Top from Anthropologie. It's a poly-blend fabric and even has a small zipper detail at the back neck.

Step 2: For the sewing pattern, use the free T-shirt Mini Dress pattern by Dixie DIY (shortened to shirt length) or your favorite t-shirt pattern.

Step 3: For the fabric I would use a thick white knit like this ponte knit and a large scale like lace this one from Mood. Cut front, back and sleeves from the knit and cut only a front piece from the lace. Use the knit as an underlining to the lace for the front piece. Add in the back neck zip if desired.

If you're nervous about sewing with lace, check out these great tips from Gertie.  

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