DIY: Lace Insert Top

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This week's DIY project is all about lace. I bought some black lace fabric about 2 months ago and I decided to put to use this past weekend. After searching online for some project ideas with lace, I came across this cool top which also included a DIY tutorial. It's pretty easy and requires absolutely no sewing which means you can try this at home.
Supplies:
shirt
lace fabric
chalk or marking pen
scissors
pins
heat bond
iron
shape template (optional)
  • Turn the shirt inside out. 
  • With the chalk mark the shape of your choice. You can also print out a shape and use that as a template.
  • Cut out the shape as marked on the shirt.
  • Pin down the piece that you cut onto the lace fabric.
  • Cut the lace around the shape with an extra 1/2 inch allowance.
  •  Remove the pins and place the right side of lace face down onto the wrong side of the shirt.
  • Follow the directions to apply the heat bond using the iron.
  • Cut off the excess fabric.








How do you feel about having lace added onto your clothing?

Outfit Details:
shirt Forever21 | jeans American Eagle | boots Franco Sarto | belt Calvin Klein | thrifted blazer Talbots

Linking up with: Monday Funday | The Style Record | Monday Mingle | Two Birds | BeBetsey | Style Elixir | All Things Pretty

36 comments

  1. Wow, looks great! I love the geometric details of the triangle panel on the striped shirt.

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  2. This is my favorite so far! I love how the shirt turned out and how you styled it. The leopard belt really adds a nice texture.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  3. Wow. Amazing job. You look fabulous and I love the special detail of the back.

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  4. Great job! I love the lace. Great outfit altogether!


    ~Whitney
    whitneynicjames.com

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  5. Hey Mo, this is so pretty! I love how you combined lace and stripes I would not have thought of that! I love how you paired it with the sweater and jeans, and those boots are so cute!

    -Erica

    http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/

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  6. I know I've said this before, but this is definitely one of my faves! Gorg. Would love it if you could join us for Monday Mingle again! :)

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  7. So cute! I need to try this with one of my shirts

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  8. You seriously do the cutest things ever! I love this!

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  9. This top was already really cute, but this makes it even better! So impressed that you can do this.


    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  10. Yeah it's my fav print and extra cuteness doesn't hurt. :-) Thanks!

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  11. OMG! I love it!! You are so creative and it looks perfect on you! :)

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    Diana

    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com

    New Outfit Post: A Colorful Cold Day

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  12. Very nice! Loving the brown boots, and your clever display of DIY skills! :)


    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style
    http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com

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  13. you did a great job! i love the stripes and lace adds just the right touch of sass. really nice outfit!

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  14. Just way too fabulous... U styled it perfectly! Great Job AGAIN!!!!!

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  15. That is such an impressive top and you did such a fabulous job I also like the two different types of stripes on that top.


    http://tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  16. The hint of lace is a gorgeous detail! I love how it came out!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Necklace Giveaway!

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  17. Oh my what a great DIY, I love how you continued the stripe across the lace. And love how you styled it as well. Again I could totally see this item selling in a store like Zara.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC
    allienyc.com

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  18. i've seen this done before, but i like your take on it... to do the lace back as a triangle, paired with the stripes. i think you need to write a book with all your DIY's ... and i will expect you to autograph my copy! x

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  19. :-) Thanks again for your vote of confidence in me.

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  20. :-D Sounds like a great idea! Maybe one day.

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  21. Mo,


    I love the idea of adding lace to a shirt. Adding lace adds a tab bit of sexiness and elegant. Love this look on you and those boots I want and I need!!


    www.iwouldsorockthis.com

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo