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. 
(Photos: 1st from Tommy Ton, 2nd Warehouse, rest from Honestly... WTF )


  1. what a great idea!
    i'm now on holidays, tempted to try it.

    - eye_spy

  2. Beautiful touch..
    I remember the lady who worn that shirt in Paris

  3. great idea! very original! thanks for the advice. Kisses and have a nice day;)
    olaya b

  4. That's really nice idea! xoxo

  5. Really gorgeous! SO want to try this :)

    Love, Vanilla

  6. nice DIY!
    haven't seen like this anywhere ;)

  7. Hey Jen! Thanks for stopping by to see me :) Love the idea of this DIY but I'm so rubbish at sewing!!

  8. Awesome DIY! I love the plaid shirt and your photos came out great!

  9. Love this DIY and your blog. Now following!

  10. This is really creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  11. Lovely DIY, the beads look amazing on the shirt you chose!

    Carmen Ri.

  12. ohhhhh i love it!! i'm sure that im going to do it once!!!!!!

  13. I also saw this DIY. didn't like it so much, but that second picture with the white blouse changed my mind. maybe i'll give it a try too

  14. The first look is just AMAZING!!!
    By the way, you have made a perfect shirt! even more than the first shirt! Congrats!

  15. Wow. What a fun and beautiful look. I would never think to do this!

  16. Wow... I love it very much!!!!

  17. looks amazing! i love those diy's, unfortunately just haven't got enough time for that right now... lovely blog, will be following you from now!

    all the best from stockholm,
    xx mika


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