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lacy tee

Added Jul 26, 2008

by kana

Tokyo, Japan






I’ve been getting lots of old clothes from my mom, and this white cotton tshirt is one of them. She never wore it because it was small for her… but was big for me.
So I cut off the sleeves and neckline, tied elastic bands through seam allowances.
Also, I read this beautiful book (pic #7) on white embroidery and was so eager to try it. The finished work proudly lies in the
center :-) I tried to place the other laces and buttons randomly but somehow coherently, at the same time. I love the shirt except for the warning it gives me to “work out around my upper arm” every time I wear it… ;-P

Material Notes

cotton tshirt, lace, buttons, elastic band





my mom for giving me the shirt,

the book for inspiration,

and burdastye for the opportunity to share it

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    Jan 28, 2010, 03.28 PMby sigrid

    Such a stylish refashion!

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    Aug 10, 2009, 02.01 PMby ichigogirl

    I love this blouse… it’s so creative and wild and at the same time very tasteful… I have to rember it when I feel guilty about not being able to throw scraps and pieces away; hopefully I can make something out of them too one day :-)!

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    Aug 5, 2008, 06.18 AMby kana

    Thank you, ReneeBeth and LYBU!

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    Jul 28, 2008, 02.36 AMby lybu

    I love it.

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    Jul 27, 2008, 07.46 PMby reneebeth

    Wowww…you ended up making such a special shirt! It’s fantastic.

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    Jul 27, 2008, 02.12 AMby kana

    Thank you all!! Yes, I try to reuse, remake or recycle something when I make things because if you throw them away, they’re burned and will become nothing but ashes… it’s so mottainai!!

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    Jul 26, 2008, 04.18 PMby carlatv

    Nice creative touches.

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    Jul 26, 2008, 01.40 PMby fashion1

    great recycling! very nice.

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    Jul 26, 2008, 10.37 AMby rebexy

    really pretty!

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    Jul 26, 2008, 09.55 AMby stitching2003

    Now that’s the type of recycling and sewing I like to do!! Great base for your creative ideas!

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    Jul 26, 2008, 09.35 AMby olyaboieru

    There is so much creativity in this blouse! The embroidery is so gentle… I really like its mild color and everything you’ve added and changed!

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