Let's be honest, any shirt that has some sort of collar embellishment or flair is a collar that I want to befriend! I loved this shirt when I first saw it being worn by Jaime King on Hart of Dixie this season and it was actually was a maternity top, something that I discovered when I found out that it was an ASOS piece. I wanted to remake it immediately because it seemed like something that could be finished in a jiff using items found in my stash of supplies. (For those Hart of Dixie fans, you can head over here to HelloGiggles to read the post with the full TV tie in!) Doesn't this scream “DIY me”! (Check out the actual shirt on Jaime by ASOS, here!)
On top of the fact that it was maternity, I also saw that they had two color options – melon and navy. I had a navy Forever 21 blouse in my closet already that was the same shape as the ASOS version, so I switched up the color a bit and went with navy as my base.
The key to this piece is a round neckline that the lace or crochet trim can be added to the edge of.
Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need:
1. Lace trim or a crocheted doily (You can cut the scalloped edging from the doily to make it work if you have one at home or can snag one from your mom’s stash! I have so many in my collection that I've scored from my mama!)
2. Safety pins (These will work if you want a non-permanent lace neck.)
3. Thread & needle (For a more permanent lace neck.)
4. Your base blouse/top (I found a similar blouse in coral by Debenham's)
I began with two pieces of lace trim that I found at my local craft store. I played around with where I wanted to lay them before pinning them in place.
Once the location was set, I pinned the lace to the blouse (1) and began to hand stitch the lace directly to the top, post-pinning (2). I love things that aren’t permanent, so this is also something that you can make by just safety pinning the lace to the neckline so it’s easily removable.
In less than 20 minutes, you’ve got a new shirt that's pretty darn similar to the one by ASOS!
It’s something super easy that can work on the edge of basically anything!
It’s a dainty little addition and a super sweet touch to really add some femininity to a top.
Now what sweater to wear on top of my new shirt that allows this fab neckline to peek through??