Monday, January 30, 2012

DIY Moschino Fair Isle safety pins

Do you have 20 minutes, 2 $ and a plain sweater?
I would think so ;)


This is the perfect {recession-time} project that
will spruce up a plain sweater to a designer fancy-$chmancy look
with very little time and the least amount of money!


left pic: net-a-porter - collage by moi
SHOPPING LIST:
an old plain sweater 
two packs of assorted sizes safety pins 
chalk or water soluble marker & ruler
...what are you waiting for?? run to the nearest Dollar Store!!



Here's how I made mine: I liked the idea of the original, although was a bit too heavy for my taste, therefore I decided to do only part of the inspiration.



1* put your sweater around a box or a piece of cardboard, to stretch it just a bit
2* mark a middle line from the neck down
3* mark two lines about 2-1/2" from the center and two diagonal lines from the armpits to the center about 1" lower than the armpit.
4* start placing the safety pins following the desired designs
5* I started to do the zig-zag with the bigger safety-pins first, and then moved onto the details
6* detail on how to make the center design


and here some {safety} close-ups:


have fun making your own!
xox, d.

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19 comments:

  1. This is really UNIQUE :)
    Thanks for sharing with us! How smart it is !

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  2. LOVE it! I work at a consignment shop in Boston and I bet our customers would love to try making one of these great sweaters. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  3. So cool!! I think I might try it

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  4. So awesome, D! Great job as always!
    xoxo
    Lia
    Smart n Snazzy

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  5. Love it!! very personalized sweater!!

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  6. Great:) Have a look at my Zadig & Voltaire looks like perfecto! it's the same process:) there are millions possibilities

    ilovedoityourself.blogspot.com

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  7. This was on my DIY list as well but you got there first!
    It looks great.

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  8. Wow, that is very unique! The designs are so neat~

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  9. How CUTE! What an awesome idea, and the sweater just looks SOOOOO cute now :) hehe

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  10. love it! Turned out fabulous. Just like anything else your hands touch :)
    xx
    maya

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  11. wow...there is so much you could do with this! what a great spring board.

    amanda @ http://paintundermynails.blogspot.com/

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  12. omg! it's the best idea for old sweater i have ever seen, LOVE it !

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  13. This is such a cool tutorial! Can't wait to try it :D

    http://yungstyle.blogspot.com/

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