4/10/14

DIY. Doily Blouse

Supplies: loose tank
doily/crochet table runner


Summer is coming up and what better DIY then a touch of crochet blouse. This is as simple as they get and all it requires is a tank and a thrifted doily.

DIY instructions:


Pin the doily on the front of the shirt. I got mine thrifted, it was a rectangle table runner.  I like the look of the rectangular shape rather than a typical circle doily to looking "crafty." If the shirt is tight, cut it in half first and sew the doily on the cut seams. 


Top stitch on the shirt.  I gathered the bottom since the shirt was longer then the doily...that way it is long in the back still. 


See the gathered pleats? Do this by folding/sewing pleats near the end so it matches up to the doily. Then cut the front piece off so the front is sheer.


so easy...
& cute.

 



18 comments:

  1. LOVE IT - What a cute and easy DIY - going to ebay now to try and find a doily! I bet it would be amazing dyed as well. Thank you.

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    1. sounds lovely!
      I've seen large doily's at fabric stores too...
      I got mine from a thrift store for 50ยข

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    2. I think you have the right idea - looked online at ebay, and event he inexpensive doilies are more than what you would pay at a thrift store. Now I just have to find the time to go thrifting!

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  2. this is so cute. especially for summer! u are so talented!

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    1. thanks lady...perfect for the warm weather!

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  3. a post like this makes me regret the fact that i can't sew! what an amazing idea! its so pretty!

    www.fashionfirecracker.blogspot.com

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  4. rally creative , quick and so efective! love love

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  5. Thanks for inspiration. Now I can really use those lace items my grandmother made and now one wanted. You are so creative. And thanks for sharing purplehairtina

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  6. Look for Battenburg Lace placemats---perfect

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  7. Just so you know, that isn't crochet, it's Battenburg Lace. Your idea is great and has endless possibilities!

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  8. Wow great idea, and very sweet resuls on this, very creative! :)
    I reconstructed an old turtleneck into a top with lace panels and a peter pan collar, please have a look at: http://whatscraftdoc.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/diy-from-turtleneck-to-lace-panels-top.html

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  9. What. A great gift idea Thanks.

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  10. what a great idea!! you are so inventive, doilies will never be the same!

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  11. omggg, lace is just amazing! I love the idea!

    http://annaindeed.blogspot.com

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  12. Simply awesome!

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  13. im doing it. i cant find the gfc button to follow you

    fashionpassionomg.blogspot.com

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  14. Great upcycle idea! especially for a t-shirt that might have a stain on the front! Adding this to our Kawartha Lakes Mums Craft Pinterest board

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