DIY: Lace Accent Tee

Hi friends!

I hope you've all had a wonderful Friday. After my disaster of a DIY shirt last week, I got inspired by my black pleated maxi skirt and decided to try out something new.

I really love men's undershirts. Ya know...the ones with the v-necks? I bought a ton of them for my trip to Kenya and they are SO comfy! I wanted to take the classically beautiful look of a pleated skirt and mix it up with a plain white T. But it needed a little something I cut up an old (beloved, yet falling apart) vest of mine and used the lace back to create a sweet little accent for the plain white T.


1. Gather your favorite plain T-shirt, your chosen fabric (be it lace, a floral pattern, etc.), a mini sewing kit or sewing machine, if you have one, needle and matching thread, and a pair of scissors.

2. Carefully cut the entire neckline off the shirt, keeping close to the original hem. Cut your fabric into a more manageable size (I had to cut mine away from the vest).

3. Turn your shirt inside out and pin the hem down as you prepare your needle and thread. 

4. Measure the front neckline (i.e. the v-neck section) of your shirt and cut your fabric into a piece that's about 2x that size. 

5. Hem the entire neckline of your shirt. I had to do it by hand because I don't have a sewing machine and it takes a bit longer to do it this way, unless you are a pro (I am not).

6. Sew your accent piece into the neckline. Be sure to keep the shirt inside out while you hem!

7. Trim the extra fabric.

8. Turn your new shirt outside in and tell yourself how cute you look, even if your hem is a little uneven.

9. Put on some red lipstick. It makes you feel like a movie star, promise.

I'd love to see what you guys come up with for your own accent Ts! Feel free to link back to your own post in the comment section.

Have a fabulous, safe weekend!

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