* doily shirt

Posted on January 31st, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

My mom got me this intricate knotted lace doily in Greece Cyprus last fall.  I’ve been coveting all the doily wearables out there lately, so I hand-sewed it to a t-shirt that had a stain that needed covered up.  Easy and cute.

Now I want doilies all over the house too: look at this incredible table and this couch.

9 Responses to “doily shirt”

  1. Little Maverick Says:

    What a great idea. I love doilies, but never could really figure out a “new” way to use them. Yours is so beautiful, and it looks soo nice with that nice soft blue-grey shirt!

  2. Nicole Says:

    Super cute! Great idea.

  3. May Says:

    Neat!! I got some linen yarn for Christmas and I knew I wanted to make doilies from it, but I had no idea what exactly I was going to do with them, and now I do! Super cute!

  4. Mindy Says:

    That doily table is beautiful. Love the shirt too.

  5. Amy Says:

    Your doily t-shirt is just lovely-subtle and beautiful! Thanks for linking my doily sofa-it’s terrific getting to see an act of cat-scratch desperation get its own Cinderella story!

  6. Lisa Says:

    I like how you took a plain (and stained!) t-shirt and turned it into something lovely.

  7. Robyn Says:

    Excellent idea! I think the intricacies of doilies are beautiful, but I can’t think of a place in my house where I could use one, and this is a great way to display it!

  8. margie Says:

    That doily is actually from Cypress and i think we have aunty ones around if you want me to dig them up!

  9. Amy in StL Says:

    I have boxes of doilies from relatives. Of course the worst thing about them is they require ironing and starching to look nice and I don’t iron my t-shirts. Other than that; I love the idea.


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