Contrast Lace Trim on Shirt

How to revive a shirt

I said in the last post that I was taking a break from this blog for 3 months. It’s not possible to bring my sewing machine and supplies overseas with me.

However, I found one more picture in amongst my photos. I spoke of adding a white lace or anglaise trim to a shirt in the last post.

This picture  shows a black trim about to be added to a shirt. The black cotton lace was stitched vertically down the front of the shirt as in the picture.

I guess one could use any colour trim or lace. One could even make a few rows of trim for more of an effect. Or the lace could be stitched to the collars and cuffs. How about using a decorative stitch along the edges of the shirt in an interesting colour thread?

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.


By Greenie

My name is Karen. I live in Cape Town, South Africa. This blog is about how to make your own, how to recycle, restyle and up-cycle.

1 comment

  1. I just found your blog and I love it! What great ideas- I'm going to have to go through your archive more thoroughly. I especially love that you give suggestions at the end for people to make the DIY their own.

    I run a website called Rethinking Style, and I may just have to recommend your posts to my readers in the near future!

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