Refashion: Beautiful Hand Embroidered Shirt

By Guest Author, Marisa Glied

I acquired this beautiful hand embroidered shirt that was made in Japan. I believe this beauty is vintage!


Look at that beautiful lace embroidery on the front, sleeves and neck ties!

I began by taking in the sides of the shirt by about 1 inch. Stitched that together and cut off the excess with my pinking sheers.

I took off the sleeves, which I honestly hated doing because of the beautiful embroidery that was on the sleeves. Alas, the weather was forecasted to be 85 degrees, so there was no way I was wearing a black shirt with long sleeves!

After I removed the sleeves, I free-handed a rolled hem around the arm hole.

Now after I tried on my new shirt I realized that the lace detail showed EVERYTHING underneath…..not very good for a professional gathering.

I took a scrap of the sleeve fabric to make a back for the lace.

Nothing wrong with a little modesty!

Pinned that fabric on the backside of the lace detail. Sewed that and that was that!

I wore my beautiful new shirt with a skirt that was given to me by a very dear family friend, who actually gave me a TON of clothes!

Happy Refashioning!!!

Interested in more great Refashions by Marisa? Stay tuned to Blue Water Healthy Living, and be sure to, “like” us on Facebook. Also check out Marisa on her blog TheRefashStash.


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