It's been a while since I shared a refashion/remake undertaken by myself for Refashion Friday. So to make up for it today I'm going to share three that I've shoved under the umbrella title of 'Lace Embellished T-shirts'. I made these whilst working for TRAID last year. We had an abundance of unwanted mens T-shirts and lots of lengths of random donated lace, so I decided to see if I could make some wearable tops by combining them.
The paler grey marl T-shirt at the top of this post was created using the 'ingredients' pictured above. I recut the old T-shirt using a self-drafted boat-neck T-shirt pattern. Before I stitched the garment pieces together, I applied some of the lace top-stitching it down in place.
The darker grey T-shirt pictured above was made in the same way, except I used a scoop neck pattern and I applied two strips of the wider lace in a vertical formation. You can see below that I applied the lace before stitching the pieces together, but if you already had a T-shirt that is a good fit and doesn't require recutting/stitching, you could easily create the same effect by cutting the lace away at the edges rather than trapping it into the seams.
None of these T-shirts were for me, but if I had to choose one, I'd say the below style was my favourite. It is made using sections of a deeper lace around the yoke area. It appears at the shoulders on the front, either side of a nice round scoop neck (probs my favourite neckline for T-shirts). Because the lace I used didn't have any stretch content, I knew that by positioning it around a lot of the neckline I was effectively restricting the ability to get the garment over the head, but the scoop neckline is low enough to pull and and off without stretching the neckline anyhow.
The same lace then covers the top back yoke area as well. I really like garments that have back details, although it's something I always forget to address when making garments for myself! Probably because I feel the cold lots, and anything interesting going on on the back would be hidden by all the cardigans I layer on top!
This third T-shirt also has very subtle gathered-head sleeves. I think the contrast of the pale cream lace looks really striking again the black jersey.