August 27, 2010

*Tutorial* Boys Button Down Turned Girls Lace and Ruffles Tunic/Top!!

I've totally fallen in love with all the vintage plaid tops and dresses I've seen lately, and when I saw this boys plaid button at the thrift store last week I knew it had great potential as a girls top!! This tutorial is super easy and quick and requires very little supplies or sewing!!

Supplies:
*Boys button down, I choose a size larger than what my daughter normally wears so it could be more of tunic/dress.
*Lace-the pre-ruffled kind works best(I used two different sizes but one size will also work)
*The normal sewing supplies...scissors, pins and needles, and sewing machine.



Step One:
Measure your lace down each side of your shirt, I cut my lace a little longer than needed just in case:) It's always easier to cut it off in the end than it is to add more!
..also measure and cut the lace that you will be using for your collar

Step Two:
Pin lace in place and stitch. I pined and sewed one side and then went back and pinned and sewed the other side.  Below I've included a picture to give you a better idea of wear to pin your lace so that the lace will be even on each side once buttoned.

Pin and sew lace on seem next to button, see pin placement.
Pin lace and sew lace on the seem next to the button holes.



Step Three:
Pin and sew collar lace in place, making sure to sew the lace on the underside edge of the collar.


Step Four:
Trim lace and your finished!! This tutorial would also work well for a woman's top as well!

11 comments:

creativejewishmom/Sara said...

This is just adorable, got some cowboy boots to go with it? I'm going to link to this on my weekly crafty party, and would love it if you'd stop by too!

tara said...

Great idea about lace on the collar. A great touch.

Kelley said...

a.DOR.able!

Melissa said...

What a fun craft! Love the crocheted belt!

Jennifer Hancock said...

I love what you did with the lace!
I made my version, check it out
www.slowlifetexas.blogspot.com
Thank you for the idea!!
Jenn

Kim said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments...it really makes my day to stop by and see what everyone has written:)

Sara...the crafty party sounds like so much fun! I'll definitely be sure to stop by!! P.S. I have actually been on the hunt for some vintage cowgirl boots (for me and little girl..hehe)...they would look to fun with this top!!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

OMG, your brilliant! That is so stinkin cute!!!! I will be making one.

Taylor
www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I love this shirt! I am going to add it to the features today.

Tracy said...

I'm going to try this - I think I even have that exact same shirt that I just removed from my son's closet!

Can you also share the pattern for the crochet belt? That is too adorable!

doddroad said...

This is adorable! I can't wait to go pick up a boy's shirt once my little lady wakes up from her nap. She'll have a new shirt tomorrow!

veee said...

this was such a great tutorial!! Great job!
-Vee

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