Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Beautiful lace and dye
Some of these links are affiliate links. This lets me create great content at no cost to you. Thank you for your support!

Welcome to spring, everyone! I know it’s officially been spring for about two weeks, but it hasn’t felt like spring. Today, I’m refashioning a plain white, long-sleeve jersey shirt. We’re going to upcycle this shirt into something a little jazzier, with some dip dye and lace. Another great t-shirt refashion, here we come!

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Remaking a Long Sleeve Shirt with Dip Dye and Lace

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Here’s a close approximation of the shirt, since I forgot to take a before picture. Except mine was, like, XXL.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

First, let’s do some dyeing! I used Rit All-Purpose Powder Dye, Purple for our new Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Following the instructions using hot water and salt, I dipped the top part into the bath …

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

… and came up with this!

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Now the bottom half.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

After drying it out (I like to sun-dry it because I think it helps the color set better), I laid it out on the floor and put a well-fitting t-shirt on top as my guide.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Here you can see the lines.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Sew up the sides with a zig-zag binding stitch. It’s a stitch kind of like this one.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

After cutting the excess material from the sides, I then cut the corners near the sleeves in a perpendicular cut, near the sleeve seam.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

I used my t-shirt as a guide again, and measured the shoulder seam to the sleeve, to mark where the sleeve should end.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Then, I marked from the armpit to that spot, and cut along the line. Since jersey doesn’t need to be sewn, I just left the edge raw since it’s hard to make a sleeve if it’s attached already.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

The last piece was the lace part around the collar. I happen to have this shirt sitting around, so I used it’s collar.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Off it comes.

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

And on it goes!

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

Here’s the final result!

Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts
Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts
Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts
Remaking a plain white t-shirt with dip dye and lace. Step-by-step sewing tutorial with lots of pictures. #refashionista #crafting #crafts #t-shirts

What are your orchid inspirations for spring?

 

If you like this post, please PIN it! This helps me know what people like and create better content.

Leave a Comment