Sunday, September 25, 2011

burberry-izing a sweater

I love how Burberry 
is turning the British signature 
into a funky-punky-studs-everywhere in the past few seasons.

... and very DIYable as well!

image on the left: net-a-porter
image on the left: net-a-porter

--> What you need:
* Take a plain sweater,
* some studs,
* a pair of pliers
* and about an hour of your time to make the look!

I didn't have a V neck sweater to start with, so I used this round collar one.
The V-neck shape would have been easier to work with because you don't have to deal with the studs going in round... but whateverrrr.

--> How-to:

My studs are 1/2" square pyramid with two prongs.
I had the studs already, bought last year on ebay for about 4$ for 100 pieces.
4 prongs would have worked much better on a sweater, since the wool is stretching, and the prongs tend to slip out.
After hanging the first few ones plied with the prongs on the inside of the stud, I had to take them off and plied the prongs on the outside (they could still come off if pulled, but more unlikely).
Although I still have lots of studs left, I decided to stop at the second round around the neck: my studs are bigger than the Burberry ones, and the overall look, combined with the red sweater to begin with, would be a bit too loud to my tastes.
But in case I change my mind... studs are in the jar waiting :)

xox, d.

will party here


  1. that is a lovely work...might need to restyle a few sweaters too..... thsnk for the hints! :D
    ps hope you are recovering quickly!!

  2. I just studded a friendship bracelet last night :)

  3. As always I love your work - so much better than buying the expensive version but looks every bit as good- if not better!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. I love the look! But I'm curious as to how it wears. Do the prongs poke you when you wear it? How about laundering?

  5. Enjoyed your tutorial... ! You've made a plain sweater look so nice!

  6. @Firesparx: I wore it around the house to try it, and it isn't itchy, in case would bug me with a coat on or something, I'm thinking I could stitch a bias red cotton ribbon to cover the prongs.
    haven't wash it yet, but hand wash gently and dry flat... i guess?

  7. I applied your idea in my shirt and skirt and t-shirts. Your tutorial will helps lot to make beautiful shirts and t-shirts. I used rainbow colours.

  8. Hi Donatella, what a beautiful job you have done. They look so professional. I bet you have received a lot of compliments when you wear them. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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