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Have you ever found the cutest dress in a thrift store… only to realize it’s several sizes too big? That’s exactly what inspired this week’s refashion project.

This lace dress was absolutely gorgeous (and only $4.00) but drowned me when I tried it on. Since I didn’t really need another white dress, I decided to turn it into a cute little lace shirt that will be perfect for spring.

This DIY is great for the beginner and takes less than an hour to complete. If you can sew a straight line, you can make this shirt.

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How Make A Lace Shirt From An Old Dress

  1. First, pick a dress that you want to turn into a top.
  2. Lay your dress out flat onto a table.
  3. Use a seam ripper to remove the threads that attach the top of the dress to the skirt of the dress.
  4. Separate the pieces and remove any lining.
  5. Use a basic sewing machine to hem the bottom of your new shirt.
  6. Slip on your new, refashioned shirt!



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