September 12, 2011

DIY Lace Trimmed Slip

This post should be more cleverly titled as "Do whatever the hell you want with whatever the hell you have lying around your house tutorial."

Which pretty much sums up every DIY I have ever posted.

I'm in a bit of a mood today if you couldn't tell. I just watched some youtube tutorials about making friendship bracelets. I needed to hone my chevron pattern talents. These twelve year olds have mad skills yo. Then there are the slightly older bitches who think they know-it-all. I can't stand it when people tell you HAVE to do it the way they tell you to. 

If you're still with me, continue reading for the hard-to-follow instructions below.
Materials needed (or not):
1. Lace trim and/or binding (Don't fucking ask me what the difference is)
2. Basic white slip or black or whatever damn color you prefer. It's going 
to be hidden under a skirt or dress of your choosing.
3. Fabric tac glue (I'm in love with this stuff thanks to princess lasertron)
I have a few skirts that I want to wear this fall if I ever get off of my butt and hem them. I am a fan of the raw hem that I sported last year (here and here) but it's not very appropriate for the office as much as it pains me to say that. I do however, think that a bit of sexy lace trim peeking out from underneath your *whole world* is quite nice. I also had a few of these plain white slips that I never wear
I started with some of the vintage lace trim I found ages ago at the thrift store that I used for the mumu makeover I did a few months back. (That was mouthful).
First start by measuring the hem of your basic slip (or not). You can do what I actually did if you don't care about it being perfect. I unfolded the navy lace that I chose and just started with one end lining it up against one side of my slip. I began adhering it together with the fabric tack inch by inch. This way I was able to make sure my math skills didn't fail me (which they probably would have) by measuringtoo short. If you're a math genius or a perfectionist you can measure the bottom of the slip and measure out the exact same size of lace trim to go together. I should note (in case you've never used this stuff) that the fabric tack dries fast which is nice and disturbing all at the same time. If you're a perfectionist it may
provide you with an anxiety attack out of fear of not lining it up quick enough before the fabric tack dries. When you get to the end just fold over about a half inch or so of the lace trim to make a clean edge or leave it ugly, it's up to you.
If you've followed along this far and am thinking of trying it out I would love to see what you did.
I am actually planning on hemming this yellow skirt. Someday.

Confession: Let's talk about how I spelled fabric the entire post with a K (fabrick) but didn't notice until I hit the trusty old spell check button. It's actually pretty gangster if you think about it but I'm sure all of you anal grammar freaks are shaking your head in embarrassment for me. I'm white and over 30 so I should care about grammar, right? But the sad truth is that I don't care so much. You already know this
about me anyways so why I am going off about it? Nut job. I thought we already clarified this as well. You guys have to bear/bare with me if you continue to follow along.


Rebel Mel said...

I fucking love you. I'm broke as shit right now and hate all my clothes. Joblessness is stupid. So I plan on adding gems and lace and patches to everything and hope for the best. I'll probably look like a unicorn vomited a bedazzler onto myself, but hey, whatever works.

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

It's comments like this that keep me going. You totally
made my day Mel!