Friday, 16 September 2011

as far as my DIY talents stretch.

Sitting at home, twiddling my thumbs whiling away the hours until my fashion week debut I had a sudden, rare, creative urge.

My skills in the art and craft biz don't stretch far beyond a proud C at GCSE. My teacher overtly pitied my hardest attempts. She'd often ask my best mate to "help Helen tidy up her piece would you?" She said I was destined for the fashion industry and she's got that one right so you can trust her opinion. Basics, you get the idea I'm not going to become all Tuesday Tip a la Gem Fatale but thought I'd share my attempts at this popular customisation technique. The source of inspiration was pulled from this image of Alexa Chung and those collar tips you can buy.

And ta da here is the finished article. The actual process is pretty self-explanatory so I won't patronise you by posting a step-by-step tutorial.
Studs: eBay, Shirt: New Look

Will stick to the writing,

x

19 comments:

  1. I'm trying to do more DIY stuff too, this looks like a good thing to try out! :)
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  2. Very cute, I really want to add some studs to my old shirts.

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  3. Brilliant idea! I used to stick studs on everything when I was 15 and going through my Linkin Park phase. I need to get some of those.

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  4. Looks amazing :) I need to get my DIY head back on, got so much I wanna do!

    The Deer Head

    x

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  5. LOVE! I saw something similar the other day - definitely on my list of things to do
    L x

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  6. You did a really good job, it looks great! x

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  7. It looks good! I love anything with studs and yesterday bought some exactly like this from ebay- can't wait for them to arrive and revamp some old bits! xx

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  8. I love studs on anything....you've done a great job xxx

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  9. Cute DIY!

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  10. awww I love it, seriously studs are the greatest investment at the minute, they should be put onto everything, on my way to ebay right now to buy some

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  11. This is a great idea! I would love to do this with a vintage blazer. Thank you for your lovely comment! XX, Masha
    P.s. I really L-O-V-E your background!!

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  12. I like it! Love detailing on collars x

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  13. hello dear!! thank you for your comment t'other day. I agree with you about anything studded, hence why I am TRES excited to see this amazing shirt DIY piece! Will def be cracking out the old haberdashers trips. :)

    xx

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  14. Thanks for checking out my blog :) This is an awesome shirt! I'm totally loving studs and the whole Fetish trend at the moment xoxo

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  15. so cute! tiny details like this totally make an outfit

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  16. This looks awesome. A really nice idea to make a simple shirt so cute and special.

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  17. Absolutely love this idea, the individual touch is always nice. Wanna add some gold studs to one of my shirts, but worried I'll make a mess of it!...Great blog! Also thanks for commenting on my blog, a newbie like me would love a follow: www.samsnotebook.com

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  18. Such a good idea!! I will definatly be trying this out on one of my plain shirts!!
    Becki ♥

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