How to Line a Lace Top

September 13, 2017

 

 

How many times have you walked past a shirt that has lace on the top and thought "Well that's cute but I can't wear that" OR "I would need and under layer with that and I'm already too warm" ?

I'm here to help!  Yes, you can wear that and you won't need and undershirt when you use this tutorial!  I found this cute top at JC Penney

 

BEFORE

 

 

and I worked a little Sheen Chic magic on it and got this

 

AFTER

 

 

This is a simple fix that eliminates that extra under layer.  The fabric I like to use for this is a light weight stretch fabric that is often used for performance wear and costumes.  It is really inexpensive and a little goes a long way.  The other thing about this is how forgiving it is to work with.  It moves with you and doesn't create a ripple effect under the main garment.  So let's get started on how to achieve this look.  

 

STEP 1

Turn the shirt inside out. 

 

 

STEP 2

Lay the stretch lining fabric over the area you want to cover and pin it into place

 

 

STEP 3

You can work from the inside on this next step but I prefer to work from the outside, even though the pins end up underneath.  Working from the outside gives a more polished look.  Using the blind stitch foot to guide you, stitch along where the lace and the fabric meet up.

 

 

Do this all around the entire area you are lining.

 

STEP 4

Trim off the excess fabric close to the stitching. 

 

 

 

  This is what mine looks like from the inside

 

 

Now I have a lightweight top that doesn't require another layer underneath and is great for this late Summer/early Fall weather.  

 

How many tops could you do this to?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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