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Lace Top T-Shirt

Added Mar 3, 2011

by dixiediy

Austin, Texas, U...






This is basically a t-shirt with the shoulders, neck opening and sleeves made of lace instead. I used a self drafted pattern but you could easily recreate it by chopping off the upper part of a t-shirt and replacing it with lace.

Lace like this can be tricky to work with. Be careful not to rip it! I covered the raw edges with bias tape for a smooth finish and serged the seams that attached to the lower jersey part. I like the two tone look but it would also be nice in one solid color.

Read more at my blog

And now I’ve added a tutorial on my blog on how to make your own version. I might add the tutorial on BurdaStyle, too, but I’m a little too lazy right now, ha!

Material Notes

lace, jersey



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Garment Type
Classic, Romantic

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    Mar 18, 2011, 04.41 AMby lucyrev

    Love it!!

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    Mar 17, 2011, 11.52 AMby sewingdebbie

    I really like this – a lot! really simple but stylish – I have definitely been inspired by your design.

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    Mar 8, 2011, 09.27 AMby claudinka


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    Mar 6, 2011, 10.13 AMby libbysharf

    Very romantic!

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    Mar 4, 2011, 11.29 PMby dilshadburman


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    Mar 4, 2011, 11.16 PMby pinksballer

    this is very beautiful, I have a suggestion. I think you should make it a sweetheart neckline.

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      Mar 5, 2011, 05.53 AMby dixiediy

      thanks, I was thinking of making Colette’s Macaroon dress pattern (which has a sweetheart neckline) with lace for the top portion.

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    Mar 4, 2011, 10.25 PMby messel

    Simple and beautiful. Would look great tucked into a skirt. :)

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    Mar 4, 2011, 01.39 PMby nettie

    I love this!! I’ve been wanting to do something like this with some lace that I have. Thanks for the motivation!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 10.03 PMby shirosh

    Good work! love the combination of the lace with the jersey(:

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    Mar 3, 2011, 08.33 PMby xanray

    Very nice!

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    Mar 3, 2011, 07.59 PMby sarsaparilla

    Beautiful shirt! The lace is a very, very nice touch :)

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    Mar 3, 2011, 05.38 PMby infinite-plus-one

    Wow, I really like it (: and maybe when you are more motivated you could post the pattern here (;

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