I had a cozy, lounging sweater that was on it’s last life. It was too oversized and kept falling off. But I couldn’t let go of it.
In comes two sources of inspiration.
One- This sweater I saw on pinterest. I just loved it.
Second- this bondage trend I saw in Elle this month.
So here’s what I did with my sweater. I cut the back into a deep v. Then I sewed it wround the opening so it wouldn’t fray.
Then I just added three leather straps to the back.
(ps- do you know this is me? I think a lot of people think the blonde that I have modeling all the time for me is Lex. But it’s actually my sister. She is living close by in San Francisco so she can’t model at my disposal anymore. I have to do it myself a little now. yikes!)
I love the edginess of it. To do it over, I wouldn’t have cut it so low. But it stretched FAR more than I thought it would, so keep that in mind if you try it.
I love the ease of oversized sweaters. They’re so versatile because you can wear them as loungewear or style them up a bit for an “I-don’t-care” kind of look.
And don’t forget my fall line of scarves is 25% off for a bit longer.
Tags: bondage, DIY, fall sweater, leather, sweater, tutorial, women's clothing
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Why use a plain ol’ cup when you can make it so much more glamourous? I think this would also make a GREAT gift! I got a piece of leather that measure the circumference of my water bottle.
I sewed it then slipped it on my bottle. Then I used the rhinestone kit that MJ Trimming sent me. I started glueing the rhinestones down the center in straight lines. I was going for high impact glam.
I just kept on gluing them until I got one solid, sparkly strip!
How great is this water bottle cover?!
I’m keeping this one in mind for gifts. I think it would be a great one!
Tags: DIY, go green, leather, rhinestone, water bottle cover
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One of my favorite trends for Spring is tassels. (You can read about it here) They’re everywhere this year!
They’re such an easy way to incorporate a great trend into your wardrobe. Check out my tutorial on bright leather tassels over at one of my favorite websites, Mode Bay Area. I’ll show you how to make them and different ideas for adding them to your accessories.
Tags: accessories tuorial, DIY, leather, Mode Bay Area, Spring 2011 tassels, tutorial
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I’ve ALWAYS wanted a cool leather jacket. Always. But I could never bring myself to pay for one. So while I was out thrifting, I got this leather jacket at the thrift store for $7. I loved the look of the leather, the great zippers and the overall shape.(It had sleeves. I just cut them off before I took the pictures. oops!) It was in great condition, but it was a little too big. So I thought I’d try to make it my size! For those of you that are freaking out right now, thinking leather is hard to work with- IT”S NOT! It doesn’t even move like a cotton or stretch. I’m telling you- DO NOT BE AFRAID!!
Before you begin:
I recommend using a heavy needle. They make leather needles, but I actually used a denim needle because it’s what I had. I have a button that automatically changes my tension and stitching for leather. ( I know. Thank you Husqvarna:) ) But you can check your machine for the recommendations.
Also, good leather jackets also have a lining. Don’t let that intimidate you! All you have to do is remember that whatever you do to the leather, do to the lining. It’s just on the inside.
Let us begin…
First what I did is cut off the sleeves at the seam. I needed to bring the shoulder line in.
Tags: etsy, leather, leather jacket, refashion, repurpose
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