Friday, March 25, 2011

Lace for Baby & Momma

 I am loving the lace and ruffle trend right now.  But, let's face it, I live in T-shirts and Belle lives in legwarmers.  Never fear here is how to lace-up both baby and momma with this T-shirt refashion and a pair of lace baby legs.
For a tutorial on how I created both pieces click the read more button below!

For the shirt, first cut a piece of lace the desired length. Iron on a strip of Heat 'n Bond or Steam-a-Seam down the middle.
Peel off the paper backing and place the lace where you want it on your shirt. I folded the ends under each other for a neater look.  Iron the lace in place.
Next, cut four circles in descending sizes from the lace.  Lay them on top of each other and place them where you want them on your shirt.
Sew!  For the collar lace I sewed two parallel lines around the lace. I also sewed the ends onto the shirt so that it would lay a little more flat.  Hand stitch or machine stitch the middle of your lace circle flower and you are done!
Now onto the lace baby legs...
First, measure the baby's leg at the chubbiest part of her thigh and cut a strip of elastic that size.  Next measure the length of the baby's leg.  Using these measurements cut your piece of lace.  Make sure to add about 1 inch to the length and width for seam allowance and elastic casing.
Fold over the top of your lace as pictured and sew a casing for your elastic.
Lace your lace through the casing.  The width of the lace should be longer than the elastic piece.  
Fold your lace over, wrong sides out, creating a tube as pictured.  Make sure that each end of elastic is sticking out of the lace casing before you sew the lace.
Sorry, I know this is really an inexact science, but do your best to sew your baby leg at a slight angle, so that the bottom of the leg warmer is smaller than the top. Make sure that you sew the elastic as well as the lace.  Then trim the excess lace and elastic, turn inside out and they are ready for your baby fashionista.


  1. What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up this week!! Hope to see you next week!


  2. This is such a sweet project! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" (get it?) blog hop, which features a competition for the Best in Show award :)