We now open the fourth door of my DIY Advent Calendar and behind it lies an old blouse, which has given to me by Lena with her permission that I may change it. Soon I got a “Pimp” idea with some lace.
I have used lingerie-lace because it is elastic and thus not only spiced up my shirt but also gave a closer fit to the blouse. For this effect, the lace should be very elastic, and the extent slightly shorter than the blouse.
Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need
- Lace (preferably a little wider, because the effect is better)
- Satin, Crepe or another fine band
- Safety Pin
- Sewing kit or Sewing machine
DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions
DIY Step 1
Cut the lace to the desired length. The best way is to fix it is dressed in front of a mirror with pins on the blouse.
DIY Step 2
First, you should sew the lace at the front along the placket. Important: Leave a few centimeters in the middle free from sewing to bring in the band easily later on.
DIY Step 3
Now sew the lace around the blouse. If you, as recommended, are using an elastic lace, please remember that the lace and the blouse are always tense to get a constant gather.
DIY Step 4
The new shirt is almost done, it just needs the band. Attach a safety pin to one end so that the band can traverse more easily through the lace.
DIY Step 5
Move-in the band and then cut to the desired length. DONE!