27 Apr 2015

LACE COLLAR SHIRT (DIY)

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One of the beautiful things about having a big family is that you can swap your clothes with the
female part. Now I live with my boyfriend, but before that I used to buy "in common" dresses
and accessories with my two sisters (I have also one brother, but of course he has his own clothes!) or
swap them with my aunts / cousins.
And, the beautiful thing about being the oldest sister is that clothes passed trough me before (haha!).
There are those moments when, one of us, decides to refresh her wardrobe, so puts all the old clothes
a part and it is a joy choosing what you like most (and stop stealing it when the owner is not
at home!).
My sister has recently done her wardrobe rehab and I suddently found some pieces I have
 always liked, first of all this nice, simple, blue shirt.
When I got it, I decided to give my personal style, so I run to buy a piece of white lace
and added it to the shirt.
The result is what you see in the photos and, trust me, white lace makes everything more elegant,
delicate and sophisticated.
I hand-sewed the collar, it took me about one hour, but it has been worth!
See how do yours.

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Una delle tante cose belle riguardo l'avere una famiglia numerosa è che puoi scambiare i vestiti
con la parte femminile. Io adesso vivo con il mio ragazzo, ma prima ero solita comprare "in comune"
abiti ed accessori con le mie sorelle (ho anche un fratello, ma lui ha i suoi vestiti!) o scambiarli
con le zie / cugine.
E, la cosa bella riguardo l'essere la sorella maggiore, è che i vestiti passavano sempre prima da me (ahah!).
Ci sono momenti in cui, una di noi, decide di dare una rinfrescata al proprio guardaroba, così mette
da parte tutti i vestiti vecchi ed è una gioia poter scegliere quello che ti piace di più (senza più
prenderlo di nascosto quando la proprietaria è fuori casa!).
Mia sorella ha recentemente cambiato un po' di abiti ed io ho subito trovato dei pezzi che mi
erano sempre piaciuti, primo fra tutti questa semplice, carina, maglietta blu.
Una volta mia, ho deciso di darle un tocco personale, così sono corsa a comprare del pizzo in cotone
bianco e l'ho aggiunto alla maglietta.
Il risultato è quello che vedete nelle foto, credetemi, del pizzo bianco rende tutto più elegante,
delicato e raffinato.
Ho cucito a mano il collo, ci ho messo un'oretta, ma ne è valsa la pena!
Guardate come fare il vostro.
 
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You need // Vi occorre:

- An old shirt. // Una vecchia maglietta.
- 1 mt (39 in) of cotton lace. // 1 mt di pizzo di cotone.
- Needle and thread. // Ago e filo.
- Scissors. // Forbici.


How to // Come procedere:

1)
Unsew decorations, if present. // Rimuovete le eventuali applicazioni.


2)
Measure the length of shirt's neckline using the lace, to have an idea about it will be at the end. //
Misurate la lunghezza del collo della maglietta usando il pizzo, così da avere un'idea di come verrà.


3)
Unsew the seam of one shoulder as much as lace's width and insert about 2 cm (0,7 in) of lace in
the hole you made. // Scucite la cucitura di una spalla tanto quanto è la larghezza del pizzo ed
inserite circa 2 cm di pizzo nel buco che avete creato.




4)
Sew the lace to the shirt, leaving the hole as you did it. // Cucite il pizzo alla maglietta, ma
lasciando ancora il buco come l'avete fatto.


5)
Keep on sewing the lace following shirt's neckline. // Continuate a cucire il pizzo seguendo il
collo della maglietta.


6)
When you arrive to the other side of the hole you made, cut the lace abounding with 2 cm
(0,7 in) again. // Quando arrivate all'altra parte del buco che avete fatto, tagliate il pizzo
abbondando nuovamente di 2 cm.


7)
Insert the lace in the hole, sewing it to the shirt, then sew the hole to reclose the seam. // Infilate
 il pizzo nel buco e cucitelo alla maglietta, poi cucite il buco per richiudere la cucitura.


8)
Voilà! Your shirt is (like) new and ready-to-wear! // Voilà! La vostra maglietta è (come) nuova
e pronta per essere indossata!

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When my sister saw it, she regretted a bit her shirt! Have a nice day! // Quando mia sorella l'ha
vista, ha rimpianto un po' di averla scartata! Buona giornata!

xx Francine

Photos by me and protected by Copyright.

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37 comments:

  1. Love this post, the finishing is beautiful.
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  2. Great idea, so simple and easy bringing new life to old wardrobe item!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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    1. Francine, you're so talented! Love the new details of your sister's top! It doesn't have to be always something expensive and new!!! Well done, dear! You should defnitely thing about an Etsy shop! ;-)

      JOURNAL OF STYLE

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    2. Thak you dears! You got exactly this post's purpose: having a new pretty dress/shirt/anything doesn't mean necessarily going shopping and spending money! I am so glad you enjoyed this diy, thank you always for your comments <3 <3

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  3. it came out really great and adds a lot to it!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  4. Adoro questo DIY! Sei stata bravissima!!
    un bacio

    Francesca http://www.everydaycoffee.it/

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    1. Grazie come sempre, sei un tesoro! <3

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  5. Prettttty lady! I love what you did with the collar. I bet your sis will be borrowing this shirt from you now ;) ❤
    munchies&musings

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    1. Haha yes, she is borrowing it a bit :D :D Thank you dear!

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  6. That's amazing that you hand sewed the collar in just an hour, it looks beautiful!!

    Rebecca Coco

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    1. Thank you! Yes, with music and some gree tea the time flies :D

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  7. I love it.
    Great DIY of that plain shirt
    XO

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  8. The diy shirt looks super cute! I wish I could sew :D

    xx

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  9. i cant believe you made this! it looks fabulous!
    love, liz
    www.stylewich.com

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    1. Oh, it is easier than it seems :D

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  10. You transformed the shirt completely, looks wonderful! :)

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  11. very cute and vintage chic! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  12. cute :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  13. A very cool project, Francine! And easy to do - though I would not be able to do 1 h of sewing by hand, I would use a sewing machine :)
    That's great you have so many sisters who apparently share your style and fashion taste :) I can see how you guys easily save tons of money :)))

    I also love upcycling old stuff and always share these projects in my blog :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Nadya! You are always so kind and I am so happy you enjoyed this post! I love doing things unique and saving a lot of money :D

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  14. Great job!! The lace collar really improved the look of the blouse! Love it!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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  15. You're so lucky to have sisters to share clothing with! I have a younger brother and spent my whole life wanting an older sister to steal/share clothing with. Love this DIY, super simple and super effective.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Thank you Sonia! Yes, it is so beautiful having two sisters and a lot of women in family :D But what a mess when we talk all together haha!

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  16. Love the way this turned out! Looks great :)

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  17. I love how you made this yourself Xxx
    You're so talented
    I also like the close up of the details

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment, you are so lovely and kind! Happy you like it :)

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