Adventures in Dressmaking: Lace on things a la Anthro

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lace on things a la Anthro

When I look around for inspiration, sometimes I find things that look so fun and easy to copy right away. This is an example of one of those projects.A while ago I saw these lace-trimmed tees from Anthropologie:
 And this from Ruche:
So, of course I wanted to make one myself!  It looks so simple to just apply lace to an existing tee.
I started with this nice $2.50 Forever 21 tee and an antique lace doily for the lace.  It had stains on it but I didn't use the whole thing, so it was perfect for recycling into trim!

I used spray adhesive to put the doily where I wanted it and cut it into wedges of the right size and shape.  Then I sewed it down on the strongest parts of the lace.  I could have left it at that but I chose to do the cut-out thing, and cut out behind the free parts of the lace, kind of like on the first two Anthropologie tees I showed.  Here it is!
Have you done any cool lace-trimmed projects?

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  2. This is for sure a cool idea. Oh and hey curious to know, if you have had a chance to use any of the 80lbs of patterns I sent to you??

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  4. So pretty! I'm going to be doing this at some point soon for sure!

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  5. Awww, that is soo adorable! :) I really love it. It's lace so it looks all girly, but it's asymmetrical so it looks modern. So fabulous!

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  6. Love it! I too am a refashionista :) I have a lovely vintage square doily that i'm saving for the PERFECT project. As for today I'm adding Lace to the edge of a skirt a la Anthro style.

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  7. That's fantastic! I have these old crocheted sofa arm covers (they were my grandmother's) that would work famously. As to whether I can actually bare to cut them up is another story.

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  8. Wow this is amazing! I did lace on a shirt a couple weeks back. Check it out!

    http://feathersflights.blogspot.com/2010/02/lace-on-my-shoulder.html

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  9. wow that looks nice, and what a good idea.
    At the moment I am trying to clean a lot of old doilies and lace from my grandmother.. Can't wait to put them to use:)

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  10. You really inspire me to think out of the box---love all of your projects.

    beancounteridlechatter.blogspot.com/

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  11. I put plain old joann's doilies on the neckline of a target shirt a while back. But I love the way you embellished the bottom as well- really cute!

    here's mine:
    http://alittlegray.blogspot.com/2010/02/t-shirt-makeover-quick-and-granny.html

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  12. Very Cute! The price is right and you can be proud you did it!

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  13. Awesome idea, I have a bunch of vintage lace handkerchiefs that I can't just keep stuffing in a drawer anymore, this is an awesome idea for getting use out of them!

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  14. i'm making a wedding dress right now with a lot of doilies, lace, and vintage trims. its a lot of fun. i'm not crazy about the cut outs...too much skin for me, but great inspiration!

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  15. That looks so amazing. No one would ever guess you didn't drop $100 on that at one of your favorite stores (mine too!) I might just have to do this- tomorrow!!! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

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  16. Yes - I have just dona a super sweet bag with lace doiley on edge (keep getting asked where i bought it:-) ...and also pin cushion from denim and lace (for denim needles) which is j'adorable.
    I am mid-way through a couple of larger repurosing doily projects too -- bunting and others.

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  17. I love to put lace on things, too! Yours are very pretty.

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