T-shirt restyling with grandma’s doily!

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My grandma loves knitting. She has made a ton of doilies for us. But…i am not a fan of having doilies around the house! I don’t know what i am going to do with all that staff! Anyway i found a solution for one of them!
A butterfly knitted with golden thread! ( I have three more of them! ) I bought a simple white t-shirt to add the butterfly on.

t-shirt restyle


I started by carefully removing the butterfly from the fabric using a small pair of scissors.

t-shirt refashion

t-shirt revamp


I added the doily on the back of the blouse. After some experiments i decided that this was going to be its place…
blouse restyling


I got some iron-on interfacing ( i think it’s also known as spider) and cut it in pieces matching the sides of the butterfly. I fixed them with the iron and in almost no time the doily was fixed in place! I did not use any thread to fix it any further since it was not necessary.  I let it cool down and got my small scissors and carefully started cutting the excess fabric under the doily.

doily blouse

doily t-shirt

Here is the result…

t-shirt revamping with doily
And here is how the tee looks on me…
t-shirt restyle with doily

no sew t-shirt restyling
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Mary-In the boondocks
    August 30, 2015 at 22:29

    I love th is!! Finally a solution to all the doilys! I also have a ton of them from the grandmothers, but can’t stand them

    • Reply
      Zozo
      August 30, 2015 at 23:25

      I think your daughters will appreciate them if you make something for them to wear!

  • Reply
    Sara Saturnino
    April 18, 2013 at 10:27

    It’s wonderful!!!!

    • Reply
      zografia
      April 18, 2013 at 10:44

      Thank you. It is one of my favourite tees.

  • Reply
    Ayesha Ahmed
    November 24, 2012 at 08:50

    your grandmother made such lovely doily and you have perfectly utilized the beauty of it ! how creatively it’s lined up with the back neckline.. and the result is awesome!

    • Reply
      zografia
      November 24, 2012 at 10:31

      thanks Ayesha! my grandma has made lots of stuff like that! but if she finds out what i did with some of them, she will not react very well!!!!!!!!

  • Reply
    Christine
    May 3, 2012 at 21:36

    So unique!! LOVE IT!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! 🙂

    • Reply
      zozo
      May 3, 2012 at 21:51

      thank you! i really appreciate it!

  • Reply
    Kim Mcilrath
    May 2, 2012 at 19:24

    Great way to up cycle! Beautiful Work!

    • Reply
      zozo
      May 2, 2012 at 19:46

      i’m glad you like it!my grandma won’t!

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