October 9, 2009 8:28 am
I taught a sewing class last weekend at the Crafters Studio in Santa Cruz. We were looking through a catalog and found this great shirt from J. Crew.
One of the girls there, Becky, made one similar to this. I came home and tried my own version of it and I would love to share it with you!
I grabbed this Splendid shirt that I have that has a stain on the front. Then I took another shirt that I had that was a very light material. I cut up strips that would fit all the way around my collar. Take that measurement and add 5 extra inches. The strips I cut were about 2 inches wide. Now get a matching color tulle and cut the same amout of that.
We need to sew the strips together. Get your fabric and put the tulle on top. Sew another strip on top of it. (It will be fabric, tulle, tulle, fabric)
Now you’ll have one long strip of your fabric/tulle. We are going to begin in the back of the shirt where your tag may be. Find the center of the strip and center it in the back of the shirt. We need to pin them about every 2.5 to 3 inches. Leave a little slack in between the pins. Think of it as a curtain swag. That’s the look we’re going for.
Pin it all around the collar, back to front.
Stitch it in place where you pinned it. Try to keep it narrow and then let it slightly flare between the stitchs so it will ‘swag’.
Here’s a more detailed view.
What I did was add a second row around the front collar. I wanted a more full look. When you are finished connect them in the center.
Here’s the final product!
I love how you can’t really see the tulle unless you look up close.
It looks so airy and light.
I think this shirt is so feminine and elegant. It’s a lovely way to add elegance to a plain shirt. I’d love to try it in a grey/black combo.
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