Lace embellished blouses are hot off the runway from fall/winter fashion week. Grab a length of lace – bright pops of color work well – and set your sights on making an old shirt feel new in no time.
Upcycled Lace Blouse
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for cutting in tight spaces and detailed cuts through multiple layers or thick fabrics like leather, upholstery, vinyl, burlap, suede, flannel and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- RazorEdge™ Shears feature ultra-sharp, premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge that glides through fabric for clean cuts all the way to the tip
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 6"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears (6")
Designed to cut thick and heavy fabrics, these premium fabric shears feature short, ultra-sharp blades ideal for cutting in tight spaces.
Blouse suitable for repurposing
Needle and thread
Iron and ironing board
1. Gently press your blouse and create a crisp center fold in each of the sleeves.
2. Lay the blouse flat on your work surface and take a piece of chalk to mark a line just less than half the width of the lace that will be used. This piece of lace was trimmed to 1¼” wide, so the chalked line was ½” from the ironed fold. Start the chalk line from the top of the shoulder seam and finish above the cuff.
3. Use the 6” Amplify Fabric Shears to cut along the chalk line through both layers of sleeve fabric. Be sure to start your cut just below the shoulder seam and to stop the cut just before you get to the cuff as you will want to keep the seams intact. When finished, you will have a cut out channel, running the entire length of the center of the sleeve. Repeat step 1 and 2 for the second sleeve.
3. Cut a piece of lace to the length of your sleeve.
4. Pin both sides of the lace to the opening in your sleeve. With small stitches, hand sew both sides of the lace to the sleeve so that it covers the area that has been cut out. Fold under the top and bottom ends to create a neat finish at the shoulder and cuff. Continue this process on the other sleeve to complete the blouse.
You are now ready to show off your own fashion creation!