Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tempting Thursday-DIY Marc Jacobs Backwards Cardi



WhoWhatWear and Erica Domesek shows us how to get this seasons HOTTEST trend look for less.

What you need:
-1 crewneck cardigan
-Rhinestone, vintage, or otherwise interesting buttons (the number of buttons needed will be determined by the cardigan you use)
-Needle and thread
-Glue gun and glue (if necessary/wanted for better button support)

How To Do It:
1. Lay cardigan on your workspace and unbutton it.
2. Line up your rhinestone buttons in a vertical pattern next to each buttonhole.
3. Sew the button flush to the seam of the buttonhole corner closest to the inside. (Note that you are not switching out the original buttons, but rather adding larger, more ornate buttons that will sit on top of the pre-existing ones. Your new buttons should be large enough to completely cover up the smaller, original buttons.)
4. After securing the new, bigger, rhinestone buttons, you may need to glue them (using the hot glue gun) to the cardigan so that they lay flat. If so, wait a few minutes for the glue to try before buttoning the sweater.
5. Button up the cardigan. Your new decorative buttons should now fully cover the original small buttons.
6. To style it in a Marc Jacobs fashion, wear the cardigan so that the buttons are facing the back!

Marc Jacobs runway photo, courtesy of Marc Jacobs; Sweater detail photo, courtesy of First View, instructions courtesy of WhoWhatWear Daily

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