diy embellished t-shirt

DIY
I seem starved for a little embellishment in my life. Many designers include an embellished tee in their collection at least once a year (3.1 Phillip Lim, Lerario Beatriz). It is easy to wear and comfortably elegant, with a mix of embellishments ranging from studs, stones, sequins and diamantes. There is of course a fine line between chic sparkle and looking like a rhinestone cowboy with a glue gun so shop carefully. Teaming nude with grey is what felt fashionably fabulous to me. I recruited a grey Mr Price tee and then hunted around a local fabric and haberdashery shop until I found the perfect pearly piece to diy with. The necklace like appliqué that I found was already in the right shape so it only needed to be stitched on. I can't claim all the fame for this little job though. I enlisted the help of sewing extraordinaire Danka from Black Butterfly. She stitch it on with in a subtle shade of cotton. There are some beautiful embellishments out there so get creative. They can be expensive so buy half a meter instead. Pin it on to get the right look before you start your sewing. Understated style that can go from day to night. Total cost about R100.
 I would love to hear about some of your diy projects so leave a comment and fill us in on some tips.

7 comments :

  1. love your blog!

    xo tiffany

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  2. Great idea. I think im going to try embellish some of my own plain tops a bit :)

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  3. Love it and it looks simple enough for a weekend DIY project. Thanks. Great BTW :)

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  4. You did a great job with that top Nads! Man, I need to learn to sew. Well done. x

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  5. Thanks for the comments ladies. It is always so nice to personalize your own pieces. Hope you are all going to give it a try. x

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  6. oooh me too. i also bought a top from Mr P and then added a few pieces. so much fun. and the best part is, when you do it yourself, there is no chance someone can have the same one :)

    http://superduper.co.za/lucky/?p=3878

    x

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  7. Thanks for the comment Angie. Yip..so nice to know that it is one of a kind! x

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