Oh My DIY: Denim + Lace Shirt

17 May

Image from A Beautiful Mess

This season we’ve been loving demin mixed with lace! We decided to give this trend a try with a cute DIY top! Here’s how:

What you’ll need:

  • Denim or chambray button-up shirt
  • Lace
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing pins


  1. Cut out the back of the shirt. You’ll want to leave about 1/2 inch from the seam so that you can stitch the lace directly on the seam line.
  2. Using the back of the shirt as a pattern, cut out a new back in lace.
  3. Next, turn the shirt inside out, pin the lace where the original back was, and sew into place. Because you left a 1/2 inch of fabric, it’ll be easier for you to sew it to where the seams are in the inside.
  4. Once you’ve sewn it in place, hem the bottom of the lace.
  5. All done! The stitching shouldn’t be showing and will line up with the original seam!

Tip: Go slow and sew/pin each turn one at a time. This helps to keep the lines crisp!

4 Responses to “Oh My DIY: Denim + Lace Shirt”

  1. amaliqbal May 17, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    This is so cute!

    • Oh Those Red Stilettos May 18, 2012 at 5:47 am #

      Thanks! You should try this DIY project and send me a picture of the shirt you made! 🙂

  2. Riane May 18, 2012 at 2:45 am #

    this is nice! ❤ Do you think, it'll also look good on long skirts as well? 🙂 a denim/ mini skirt + long laces on the hem? 🙂

    • Oh Those Red Stilettos May 18, 2012 at 5:48 am #

      Oh, yes! What a very good idea! I bet you could still come up with more creative ideas for this project. I would love to see the result! 🙂

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