Wednesday, 16 November 2011
DIY: Beaded Placket Shirt
This is a take from Tommy Ton, not quite sure when, possibly the fashion week just gone? Anywho, I am lusting over the beading on the shirt, it is such a simple change to the classic shirt which can give such a huge impact on your outfit.
This wasn't the first time I saw the beaded placket, I actually saw it first in Warehouse (a British fashion retailer) selling it for a ridiculous £65... when the actual shirt was absolute rubbish.
This is what you will need:
Keep the shirt buttoned. Thread the needle with about a yard of thread and tie the ends into a double knot. Push the needle through the backside of the middle of the placket.
Slide a bead onto the needle and bring the needle back through the fabric on the other side of the bead. Continue sewing beads onto the fabric using this running stitch.
After adding 5-6 beads, secure the stitch by tying off the thread with a double knot. This helps reinforce the stitch, especially with the weight of the beads. If the thread is long enough, continue to stitch on another group of beads. If the thread runs out, go ahead and cut the thread and start again with the first step.
Continue adding beads along the placket.
Stop 3/4 of the way down.
I take absolutely no credit for this post, this was all entirely from Honestly... WTF which posts really awesome DIY posts every now and again.
I haven't had the time to get this little project started as I have so many assessments and coursework to get on with. I reckon during the xmas break when I will need some form of procrastination from revising for my January exams, this is going to be it.