The Good Save Lace Tee

I LITRALLY made this shirt three times before this final design. It was last week when I got this crazy notion to sew something FOR EVERY MEMBER OF MY FAMILY for our family pictures. To be honest, it was just out of necessity; after looking at our finances, we decided we had a budget of NOTHING to spend on clothes, so I made like Tim, and resourcefully fabricated clothing from my stash in a two night sewing marathon. Cause that’s what Tim would do, you know–WWTD. Anyway, this shirt started out a 3/4’s dolman-sleeve number with the lace in a diagonal design very similar to Twinkle’s Kindergarten Classic. No worky. So I painstakingly removed the lace, sewed it on a different way, but alas, no dice again. Third time I finally got the lace blocking right (so tricky!), but the fit of the sleeves was now pretty bad, what with the added bulkiness of the lace. So off went the dolman, and out came my favorite rub-off tee pattern. And here we are! I am really happy with it, and am grateful to have narrowly escaped a devastating sewing tragedy. I just kept seeing my lovely hand-dyed coral lace dwindle with each re-working, and I was practically trembling that I would lose her altogether.


I just had to post this last shot because it’s so ridiculous. I mean it shows it like it is–a twenty-something mom in the middle of a messy livingroom, surrounded by her crazy kids and trying her best to look demure for a glamour shot. Oh the silliness! Well you better watch out. In a couple weeks I turn 30 (yep!), and you better believe I’m gonna OWN some glamour shots in honor of the occasion!

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Martha Mendez

This might sound dumb, but as a new followe who knows nothing about sewing but wants to learn. Could you maybe give a little more detail on how you did this? Thanks.

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Miriam

Of course! Except i’m going to tell you what i SHOULD have done, because what I did was WAY to tricky! Before you construct the shirt, add any embellishment to the flat front piece, in this case the lace detail. Cut a lace piece to match the front, and then cut the design how you want. Now carefully fold the bottom of the lace under, press, and then pin onto the shirt and topstitch. Then just treat the lace and shirt as one piece and construct normally from that point. Hope that helps!

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jen

You look about 18…nevermind 30…the sewing must be keeping you young…& who is that big standing girl? Where did your baby go?!!! xxx

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Miriam

Jen you dear girl! I need you in mini so I can carry you around in my pocket to make me feel good and laugh. Yes, my sweety is so big! Hey, have you had your baby yet!!??

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jen

Right now…i would like a mini me too…i am currently sitting at beached whale size…& it aint pretty AND i STILL have 7wks left. nevermind the fact various parts of my anatomy have decided to head south for winter….oh the joy!! Ha! Xxxxx

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Jacinta

Whatever you sew with that lace it always turns out gorgeous…. pretty colour and who can go wrong with a bit of lace in our every day? 🙂
Haha @ your last pic cause we know that kids & tidy don’t last too long!

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Miriam

You know that’s right!! I love my lace too, I’ve maybe over used it, but it’s just so lovely I can’t help myself!

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Yam b fan

looks like we’re seeing less and less of Mim! Your Tee is terrific and can I just say you look Fabulous! Love the sneaky peeky real world, too!

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Haylee

I love this, you did a great job. haha I love that you included the lost shot too. That’s so like how it is, I’m not a Mom but I swear all my outfit pictures are taken in between chaos. Glad to know I’m not the only one. 🙂

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Susanne

Hey Miriam, just discovered by the your last sentence that we actually are the same age. I turned thirty two weeks ago… (very sad day *lol* – I am now officially old…) But on the plus-side of the day I got a Serger *yeah* – sadly I was not able to try it out yet although my little girl (my only girl/child by the way) is desperately in need of some autuum cloths …)
Have a great weekend.
Susanne

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Miriam

Oh dear, don’t say you’re old, that makes me old too! I’m trying not to think about it, actually;) I think 30 is the new 25!!

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