Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Granny-up Tutorial





How to Granny-up your old tee-shirt.
I have a problem with gaping neck-lines. (Probably from the way I nurse my babies. It's very destructive to tee-shirts.) So here's how I solved the problem. It requires: one old teeshirt; one old granny doily. (I love old granny doilies). A sewing machine helps, but hand-sewing would be almost as quick. Note: I apologize for the grainy photos.


First, lay out your doily and your shirt.















Fold the doily in half and sew along the straight edge.


Next, turn the shirt inside-out and lay the doily on the neckline, wherever you want it to go.

Pin it in place.

Turn the shirt right-side-out, to make sure the doily is where you want it.


Sew along the neckline on the outside, to secure it.

Here it is being snuggled-upon! No more gaping shirt front.

Here it is in another colour (it was only pinned at this point, so it's a bit flopsy.)

14 comments:

  1. I am all for granny-ing things up and I absolutely love this!!! : )

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  2. This is fantastic! I also love doilies and now have a great reason to indulge next time I see some at the thrift store.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi there, just stumbled across your blog. Lovely things to see! Have a nice weekend.

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  4. oh my goodness! this is so lovely. I have the same problem with my shirts because of nursing (I mean, I'd rather flash my boobs than show my apres baby belly) and this is just the right fix.

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  5. hey Mary that is so darn pretty I hope I make one someday- love it thanks for sharing xoxo

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  6. Thanks for your kind comments, everyone! Isn't it ridiculously easy? Much better than throwing away a shirt. Although I have to admit, now I have a few gaping doilies...Jersey fabric just seems to never stop stretching!

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  7. Amazing! Will be on the look out for granny doileys at the Op shop now! xo m.

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  8. Love this So Very Much! Can I tell you how many shirts I have that are way too loose at the front due to nursing babes, what a great idea!

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  9. What a great idea. I have several t-shirts with gaping necklines that show my bra. I'll have to try this, thanks!

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  10. This is such a great idea! I have several shirts that could use this and I saw a whole stack of doilies at my local thrift shop last week.

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  11. I love this idea!! Thank You :)

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  12. hey! you have really good sense for utilizing the stuff you have problem with...that is amazing!you are really using your head in a good way...love yah

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