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I’m going to show you an awesome bow ensemble … so this blog post will be the first of two.  This post is a lace bow refashion using a plain white t-shirt, and next week, I will show you how to refashion a simple bow skirt. (You’ll be able to see both of the refashions in my pictures!)

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

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See the skirt? 🙂

I think I might wear these two refashions for my law school graduation, which is this weekend!  Yeah!  I’m so excited.  These last few weeks, I’ve been racing to the finish line to complete a bunch of refashions and blog posts so that I can “take off” May, June, and July to study for the bar.  Don’t worry … I will still be around, checking comments, hopping over to link parties, and on Pinterest.  I just won’t be making any new blog posts (that’s why I am scheduling them all in advance).

Lace Bow Refashion from a Plain White T-Shirt

Materials Needed:

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Start with a plain white shirt, from Salvation Army on their half price day.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Find the center.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Cut. Make sure you “use” the fabric that you have.  In this case, we have “grooves,” so I cut inside of them (not to spoil the shirt).  I learned this lesson the hard way by ruining quite a few shirts.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Measure out a piece of lace about 1 inch taller than the cut you just made.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Fold in half.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Cut into a triangle.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Using the bottom as your guide, pin the triangle onto the shirt.  The bottom should be the edge of the fabric you just bought … lace is such a difficult beast.  Make sure your shirt is inside out, and the lace is facing away from you (the right side of the lace should be the same as the right side of the shirt).

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Sew the triangle onto the shirt.  Don’t worry too much about the point of the triangle, because the bow will cover it partially.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

We’re going to neaten up the bottom.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Sew across where the lace and the shirt meet, so that the lace will “lie flat.”

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Donated shirt from the husband. 🙂

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Cut a square.  Make yourself a fabric bow.

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

Attach to the top, hiding the lace triangle a little bit.

The Final:

Refashion / upcycle plain t-shirts with lace and a bow on your back! This refashioned shirt turned out so awesome. Step-by-step DIY sewing tutorial for upcycling clothes into some other type of clothing or accessory. Remake, redo, reuse, and recycle to help save money and save the planet. Explore the web site for more refashioning tutorials, dozens of cute refashionista and fashion ideas with good, clear photos and instructions. http://letgoofbeingperfect.com/

This would look great with:

Some black flowing pants.

Flowy Palazzo Pants

Michael Kors black purse

Some sexy heels.

Stylish Sexy High Heel Women's Sandals With Suede and Hollow Out Design

And some earrings.

Earrings

 

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Would you wear this lace bow refashion?

 


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