DIY statement sweater
Whether you call this project a DIY sweater or refashion, one thing I’m sure about is it’s a great way to transform an old top into the ultimate IT piece – statement sweater!
I’ve been obsessing over the Ka-Pow Phillip Lim sweater (below) since it hit the runways. A plethora of statement knits soon followed, including that adorable Markus Lupfer sequins sweater, but… come on people, $400-600 for a knit!? I think we would rather DIY one…
So I had a look through my wardrobe and found this black sweater that looked like a perfect piece to conduct my DIY experiment on. The experiment turned out very well, indeed.
So today I’m sharing it with you, dear readers!
1. Place the patterns on the garment and secure with pins. You can buy patterns in Lincraft or create them yourself by drawing a star and then cutting it out (that’s what I did).
2. Trace around the outside of star pattern with glue. Remove pattern.
3. Attach gold sequin strip over the glue starting at any point of the star and work around. Join and cut.
4. Repeat one more row of the same color inside.
5. Repeat step 2 and 3 with two white rows.
6. Continue with blue sequins strips until the entire shape is filled in. Lay on flat surface to dry. Optional: secure the sequin strips by stitching the points of the star to the sweater.
Enjoy your new pretty statement sweater! I’m definitely enjoying mine – photos of the outfit will follow!
PS. More DIY projects can be found here.
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