Update Last Year’s T-Shirt Dress With Lace-Up Detailing
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Update Last Year’s T-Shirt Dress With Lace-Up Detailing

One trend that I’m falling in love with this season is lace-up detailing. It’s so simple — I mean, it’s basically the way you tie a shoelace — yet adds a sultriness to any basic garment. This summer I saw the trend everywhere I went (mainly the Beyoncé concert :) and now it’s trickling into fall sweaters and long-sleeve garments. This no-sew hack is quick and simple — follow along below or tune into our Facebook video, where I did the DIY live!

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Instructions:

  1. Find the center of the neckline and create a triangle cut that goes down about 5 inches.
  2. Measure your button loop tape along each edge and trim.
  3. Cut out Heat n Bond to match the size of your button loop pieces and iron onto the back of the trim.
  4. Place the button loop tape face down and then fold the cut edge of the shirt to match up with the edge of your tape. Iron in place.
  5. Weave the elastic through the loops to create a lace-up pattern.

We bought this basic t-shirt dress off Amazon — it was less than $20 and arrived in two days. Score! Find the center of the neckline and cut out a triangle shape — the longer and wider the triangle shape, the more skin you will show ;)

Trim your button lace-up tape to be the length of your cuts on the garment. Cut out strips of Heat n Bond that match the measurements of your lace.

Iron on the Heat n Bond to the back of the button tape, then trim away excess and peel away the paper.

Place your lace pieces along the edge of the fabric to make sure they will fit together to form a triangle. You may need to cut one bottom edge on a diagonal for a perfect triangle fit.

This is the tricky part — you’ll need to iron the trim from the back. I suggest laying the trim face down on the garment and then folding the edge of the V on top of the trim. Match up the edge of the V with the edge of the trim and iron in place.

Weave the elastic through the loops and tie knots at the end to help hold the crisscross in place.

So thankful that this ’70s trend is back. Please never leave us again, lace-ups!

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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden

Photography: Tory Putnam

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