June 18, 2010

Feature Friday - doily tank and You Roared

The other day I was browsing through the winners of Made by Rae's Spring Top Week and I saw the winner's top.  It was made by Lindsay and I loved it!  Wow!  I have seen a lot of doilies being used here and there in blogland, but I love how she folded it over the top.  Beautiful! 


While she doesn't have a tutorial for it, I still wanted to make one and give her the credit, since it wasn't my idea.  I'll show you how I did it, so you can make one as well.

I went through my closet and found an old tank top that I haven't been wearing.  I found a doily at the dollar store.  (Yup.  Turns out you don't have to go to an antique store or break into grandma's house to get one.)


I cut the top third of the doily off.  Then I folded it over and sewed along the stitched line of the collar that was already there.


I sewed a few other places along the edges of the doily where I thought it might come up.  I just made sure to stitch right on top of it with cream thread so you can't see it.  Here's the back side, so you can see what I mean.


All done!  If you don't have a sewing machine you're not out of the club here.  You could easily hand stitch it down, too.


I love how it looks under a cardigan.


(I'm working on my mirror self-photos.  See how you can't see the camera and I don't look constipated?  Yeah, I know you're impresssed.)

Now make sure you take a peek at Lindsay's blog.  She takes beautiful pictures and makes lovely things.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful top with us Lindsay!

Now, on to "You Roared!"  As I mentioned before, there are some amazing things floating around the flickr pool.  Let's take a look!

We're going to try something new.  Click HERE to see a short little slideshow of some of the flickr pictures.

Have a great Friday night!

33 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

Very cute! You did a great job on the shirt and your picture!

Karen said...

That really looks so good. It really turned a plain top into something special.

Bettie Rocker said...

ok, that is just too cute. and easy! love it =)

nima said...

wow...awesome idea

Tricia said...

I think that I will add this to the list of things to make. I'm really loving the way that yours turned out. Your photo looks fantastic...you don't look a bit constipated.

Trudy Callan said...

I love your version, and the photo of you is very nice.

Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Cranberry Morning said...

That is cute. I love your comment on the photos you take in the mirror. :-)

P. said...

I love the doily tank! Your self-photo is awesome, and your comment cracked me up!

Jessica said...

Very cute on a tank! I did something like this with 2 doilies on a v-neck a while ago. Here is my version:

http://alittlegray.blogspot.com/2010/02/t-shirt-makeover-quick-and-granny.html

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Super cute! I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today.

Maria Gridley said...

So cute and super easy! :) And your photo looks beautiful! LOL

Tasha said...

Love it!!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

I was just wondering what I was going to do with a small collection of doilies that I have. Great work!

Michelle said...

Love it!!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Wow, doilies at the dollar store. I want to go now. Good Luck in SYTYC. I hope you make it through. You would do fabulous.

Leca said...

Now I know what to do with old lady presents. Thanks!

Dee said...

Way to repurpose! Cute tope!

Michelle said...

What a wonderful idea!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Very cute with the cardi!

Miri said...

Great way to refresh an older T! Love it!

Leslie said...

this is really adorable. what a great job

Justine said...

OH! This is so simple. So pretty. I really like it. And I am totally going to head over to my dollar store and browse around :)

Jennia Hart said...

Love the tank and tutorial.... Love the picture, you're getting very good.

I made one but put the doily at the side of a V-neck and do not like how it turned out. However, one thing you might want to do (and add to your tutorial) is to use some sort of fray check/ blocker on the raw edge of the doily. Just to make sure it doesn't come undone.

lili ash said...

Wow- I love your doily top, it is so cute and perfect for summer! And it's such an honor to be mentioned on your feature Friday, thanks so much!

Catherine said...

What a great transformation from a plain tank top. Love this idea!

casserole said...

Another fabulous sewing project! Your creativity amazes me! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-lace-trimmed-tank-the-easy-way/2010/06/19/

--Anne

southernscraps said...

Cute. Adding to my list to do. I really like the way it looks under a cardigan.

Laura @ Just For Love said...

Hey, new follower here : ) LOVE your blog!!

ktquilts said...

Great tank!! love your use of the doily!!

Jessica said...

yeeps, thanks for visiting me! I'm glad you liked my doily tee- you are pretty much a genius.

Dayna said...

This looks so cute! Thanks for the idea.

Pearl Girl said...

I love love love this. THe Cpt america tee is also very cute, THanks for your inspiration. I can always count on your blog for a cute refashion idea!
Becky @ beckyscraftcloset.

Marisa said...

Can't believe something this easy can be so cute!

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