Classic Flannel + Feminine Lace = Your New Fave Top
Fall makes me think of pumpkins, changing leaves and flannel plaid. Once the air starts getting chilly, I see plaid all over the place. But why do these button-up shirts have to stay so traditional? Let’s give it a feminine twist, shall we?
Introducing what may become your favorite new top – the Lacy Plaid Shirt:
• a plaid shirt
• acrylic paint
• a paint brush or sponge
• scissors (not shown)
• newspaper (not shown)
1. Decide where you would like a lace pattern on your shirt. I chose to run some up the arm and shoulder. Cut a piece of lace to cover that part of the shirt. Lay the shirt flat over newspaper with the lace on top.
Tip: If your plaid shirt is thin, make sure to put newspaper in between the layers so that pattern doesn’t go all the way through and make a mess.
2. Start painting through the lace. Stippling the paint onto the fabric works well to push the paint into the fabric. Paint as much or as little as you like.
Tip: If you water down the acrylic a little, it won’t be so opaque. Try different effects on a piece of paper beforehand if you’d like.
3. Before the paint dries, remove the lace and let dry.
4. You can repeat the steps if you’d like to add more lace sections to the shirt.
5. Enjoy the crisp fall weather (and winter too) in your lacy plaid shirt!
Readers – any ideas for other masculine classics that could use a feminine touch? How about that other winter staple; the thermal tee?
Mackenzie is currently a textiles student at Rhode Island School of Design dreaming of one day owning a farm and possibly a small boutique. She loves DIYs, sewing, playing her guitar, drinking lots of tea and taking silly pictures of herself on PhotoBooth.