Monday, August 14, 2017

Hand Embroidered Lace Shirt

A few weekend ago the husband and I had a dental hygiene course in East Lansing. You know what that means...You guessed it! I needed an outfit to wear! I have ALWAYS loved business attire but I obviously cannot wear anything but scrubs to work. So, I always look forward to my quarterly dental hygiene meetings for work and any of the various hygiene courses we take.
I acquired this beautiful hand embroidered shirt that was made in Japan. I believe this beauty is vintage!
Look at that beautiful lace embroidery on the front, sleeves and neck ties!

DSCN1289I began by taking in the sides of the shirt by about 1 inch. Stitched that together and cut off the excess with my pinking sheers.
I took off the sleeves, which I honestly hated doing because of the beautiful embroidery that was on the sleeves. Alas, the weather was forecast to being 85 degrees, so there was no way I was wearing a black shirt with long sleeves!
After I removed the sleeves, I free-handed a rolled hem around the arm hole.

Now after I tried on my new shirt I realized that the lace detail showed EVERYTHING underneath.....not very god for a professional gathering.
I took a scrap of the sleeve fabric to make a back for the lace.
Nothing wrong with a little modesty!

Pinned that fabric on the backside of the lace detail. Sewed that and that was that!

I wore my beautiful new shirt with a skirt that was given to me by a very dear family friend, who actually gave me a TON of clothes!

Happy Refashioning!!!

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Chickie Walsh said...

What a great top. I like the sleeveless look. It is so pretty.

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