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

  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!

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

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

  5. Love it!! very personalized sweater!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    amanda @

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

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


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