And, clearly, I spend too much time at Joann Fabrics. Every time I go the t-shirts are on sale. It is hard to resist a shirt for $3 or $4.
I decide to use the blue shirt and try it on. It looks way too long for my taste. So, I fold it up until I find the length I like.
Now I have to mitre the lace. Maybe that's why I wanted the straight across version. There would be no mitering. But, it's not so hard.
After finding the center of the lace, making sure to allow a little extra (because you never know!). I fold the lace making sure to match up the motifs. Then with the lace positioned on the shirt where I want it, I draw a vertical line for the mitre.
Note that I'm stitching in a bit from the exact outer edge of the lace. I want the shirt to be attached in a bit from the edge of the lace, because the top of the shirt is going to be cut away, and it will look nicer if after it is cut, there is a bit of airy lace on the edge.
I've got a cool new summer top, unlike any other in the whole world.