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Mood DIY: Jeweled Shoulder Cardigan

So I was recently poking around the trim section at Mood Fabrics — so much to choose from — and I absolutely fell in love with this jeweled trim. Not sure of what I was going to create, but assured I had to have it….I immediately snatched up the last 2 yards and headed home.   A clutch? Bling up a pair of shoes — there were so many options. But after pulling out this thrifted J. Crew cashmere cardigan, I knew it was a colorful match made in heaven.

Supplies: Cardigan, Heavy Duty Thread, Needle, Trim, Tape Measure, Glue, Straight Pins, Sharp Nosed Scissors

How-To: 
1. Cut jewels from trim.
2.  Section off the area you want to jewel with straight pins.
3. I recommend playing around with the layout of the jewels so as not to have adjacent colors.
4. Dab a little fabric glue on the back of each jewel and adhere it to the sweater.
5. Using one long continuous thread, stitch the jewels onto the sweater for added security.
6. Using the first side as your guide, measure out the placement on the remaining side.

 

Brandhyze Stanley is the chief voice of Frugal-nomics.com; a platform designed to share with women how to live and look fabulous on a dime. A DIY girl at heart—Brandhyze has been featured on The View, The Early Show, The Today Show, MTVStyle, Essence Magazine, and TJMaxx.com. A Wilhelmina Model for nearly a decade, with a Business Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Brandhyze is a Fashion & Style Writer and Video Contributor for Newsday Westchester, and provides DIY content to the popular How-To Site, eHow. Brandhyze is a huge thrifter and a lover of all good deals, follow her on Twitter @MyFrugalnomics and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Frugalnomics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “ Mood DIY: Jeweled Shoulder Cardigan ”

  1. Tianna

    I love the DIY idea. I recently did one like that myself with studs and everyone asks where I bought it from lol. We need more modern DIYs like this.Especially for those who hate going out to the store and buying the same thing for at least $30 more.

    I have to admit though I’m not crazy about the outfit… I see that its supposed to be brought together by the multi jewels, but it just looks more… random. I think the jewels would have looked better on a black or cream cardigan too. The outfit isn’t terrible, but with a statement piece like the cardigan, you really don’t need to go crazy with colors and patterns.

    528 days ago   |  
  2. Rachel

    That is so cool!!! I LOVE your outfit and the way you combined colors.

    532 days ago   |