Transform a plain, simple black spaghetti
into a lacy classic black top!
Today, I’m feeling a little crafty and so I’ve decided to re-invent my plain, black spaghetti into something elegant and classy – a lacy top! So, are you ready to get creative today? You can do the following invention in just thirty minutes to an hour (even less, if you’re fast)!
Things you’ll need:
Plain black spaghetti top
lace (about 1.5 to 2 inches wide)
basic sewing skills
Let’s get started!
- Make a small fold on the top end of the lace. You may iron it out if you want.
- Sew a loose running stitch over the folded area of the lace. Make a small fold on one end of the lace before you start stitching.
- After making the running stitch, it’s time to create “the waves” – you can simply push the lace to one end (the one where your anchor is).
- Once you already have your “wavy lace,” it’s time to transfer it to the top. You should pass the needle and thread from the back of the top to the front and pass it through the “wave” of the lace. See the diagram below.
- You should make sure that you’ve sewn securely the lace to the top. If you’re going to take a peek at the back side of the top, it will look like this:
You can hide the white patches (thread) by using a black marker.
You may also make multiple lace layers! Just follow the same drill.
Making this lacy top is quite simple and inexpensive too:
Black plain top – around 50 Php (Greenhills or outfit stores)
Lace – 29 Php per meter (department store)
thread, needle, scissors – just borrow your mother’s
basic sewing skills – costs only your time of learning it
Strut your lacy top!
Laces and ruffles always create an impression of girly-ness, elegance, and class in any piece of wardrobe. If you feel like you wanna turn something drab to fab, just get your creative juices flowing!
*Yehay! It’s my first tutorial! Sorry for the blurry snaps, I just used an iphone.