I had such a great response to the lace overlay tee that I thought I’d make a tutorial. It’s actually really simple and really easy! And I love my long-sleeved version that I didn’t need much of a push to make a short-sleeved version!
Read about how to hem lace.
I decided to mix the pale pink lace with a dark teal. I love these mix of colors! I only had enough lace to do the front of my tee, but since the style lines are different I think it works well. Here’s some tips for sewing knit fabric.
- Cut out tee pieces
- Stretch lace
- Sewing tools
How to Make a Lace Overlay Tee
To make mine, I traced one of my very favorite shirts (I will be so sad when it’s too worn out to wear!). Then I used the front piece to cut out a piece of lace.
Then when I sewed the tee together, I treated the lace and the front as one piece. You can zigzag baste them together if you’d like, but I didn’t. It would make it easier.
You don’t have to do anything special because the lace and the front are “one piece.”
Learn how to sew a neckband.