Friday, 26 July 2013

Refashion Friday Inspiration: Breton-Effect Lace Embellished T-shirt


This is a super-simple idea for creating a Breton-effect top with a twist. Making the stripes with navy lace on a white background gives a feminine touch to what is usually quite an androgenous garment. This effect can be created by simply applying lengths of lace to an existing T-shirt, or (as I have done here) applied to the front piece after deconstructing and before reconstructing an old, larger, plain T-shirt. 


My version started out life as an unwanted mens oversized white T-shirt which I recut using a self-drafted bateau-neck T-shirt pattern. I used strips of jersey harvested from the T-shirt to bind the neckline. This was the only navy lace I had to hand, but I'd love to see this effect created with thinner lace as well. And of course the colour combo needn't be the traditional navy and white!  


9 comments:

Rose said...

Pretty! is the lace just on the front? I have a basic t-shirt design, and I think that I have some lace, so I'll have to try this.

Scruffybadger said...

Genius!! I love this idea!! So simple yet a lovely pretty twist on the original concept! Your inspiration is boundless!!

clippedcurves said...

Simple but effective... my favourite kind of embellishment!

Alexandra said...

This is a brilliant brilliant idea!

I have some lace that would be just perfect for this.

Thank you for your refashion ideas, they're the best!

Rosesred said...

Beautiful top. Is it stretch lace? If not, is it ok to get in?

Cecili said...

I love it, what a neat idea! I'll totally copy it for my next refashion :)

Philippa said...

That's a great idea!

From Broadway said...

Love the lace detailing and how easy it is!

Lovenicky said...

So simple yet so cute! I must try this one! Thanks for the idea.

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