Wednesday, November 9, 2011

diy: refashioned white shirt

I recently ironed a hole in my favorite white boyfriend shirt (right before leaving for a job interview - sweet).  Sorry, buddy!



To salvage it, I chopped off the holey bit, around the last few buttons on the bottom, cutting my favorite angled hemline, sloped down towards the back.  Iron and stitch the hemline, done.  New shirt!

In further refashioning this shirt, I was inspired by this lovely Honestly WTF DIY from earlier this year and the abundance of black lace I had lying around from this project.  To adorn a collar with lace, simply lay a small piece along the tips however you like and glue it into place.  Fold the lace around the backside of the collar, cut off excess lace, and glue again to secure.  When you're happy with the positioning of the lace, stitch it down with the needle and thread (a step I have yet to complete).


The adorned collar, front and back.


The newly swingy shirt.  I couldn't get a great pic of it in action, but it's been quite a wardrobe workhorse so far, good paired with high-waisted bottoms and peeking out from crewneck sweaters.

22 comments:

  1. Great diy!
    Thanks for the post on my blog!
    xo
    http://rdy4wknd.blogspot.com/

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  2. Oooh, love this! So simple but makes a big difference!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.blogspot.com

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  3. Hola.
    Hoy he descubierto tu blog y acabo de leer el post en el que dices que te has mudado a España :)... es genial! Mi inglés es terrorífico y así no tengo que esforzarme para decirte que me han encantado todos tus post y que ¡¡bienvenida!!!
    Un saludo desde Galicia :)

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  4. So simple DIY and the shirt looks soo different:) LOVE IT!!

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  5. EEE!! love this DIY! So cute and delicate, just like the lace! Will have to try this out myself this weekend.

    Caitlin
    www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

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  6. This is so cool! I love the use of lace. Excited to have found your blog and DIYs!
    -Erin @ www.thanksimadeitblog.com

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  7. love this post, great idea! your blog is awesome--i'm following :)

    xx
    alyssa
    http://wereaucourant.blogspot.com

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  8. This is fantastic... so swingy and perfect!!

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  9. i love this! i am definitely going to try it out.
    i just came across your blog- it's wonderful! you have some lovely d.i.y ideas
    x

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  10. Wow, that looks amazing! The change seems so little but it makes the shirt completely different! Love it :)

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  11. Wow! fantastic (:
    That looks amazing.
    I love this
    xxx!

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  12. SUPER CUTE!! love it :)

    xx

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this :)

    Your newest follower Michelle
    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  15. I love love love the gorgeous lace collar detail! <3


    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  16. That is such a super idea!! I love collars with embellishments atm :D

    xx S

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  17. OMG this is such a good idea...

    Check out my blog: http://a-hearts.blogspot.com/

    xoxo aley

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  18. I did :)) good idea..
    your blog is perfect ! :) i following you
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  19. This is fantastic! I love the finished look. You should ruin your boyfriend's shirts more often (ha!)!

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  20. Love the idea! I like the lace embellished collar especially!

    Would love you to check out my recent DIY project, if you have a spare second:)

    Have a great day!

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  21. I love this one! really need to do it asap!!!
    ilovedoityourself.blogspot.com

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