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
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