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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Item of the Week 009

For the last few weeks I have been working on this sequin DIY cardigan. It was originally entirely purple so I changed the buttons and added pink, purple, silver and white sequins to the front to give it a new look. Ever since my mother in law and my sister introduced me to the idea of adding sequins to cardigans I have been experimenting and coming up with many ideas of how to customise cardigans by adding pearls, bows, buttons, sequins and flowers. This is the first one that I completed but I have a few more which are currently in progress. Also, I have drawn inspiration from the beautiful Alannah Hill cardigans that I often see at the shops. Working across the road from an Alannah Hill store, I am often tempted by the $100+ cardigans that I see while browsing during my lunch break. Lately I thought that as an alternative I could customise my own designs. I also realised just how much the price of an item increases simply because it has some sparkly!
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Juliette likes my creation. She was playing with the sequins as I attempted to take pictures.
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I tried my hardest I make this a good quality item and sew the sequins on tightly but even so, I will be a little scared to wash it for the first time.

22 comments:

V A N E S S A said...

Lovely cardigan!

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Lauren said...

This is beautiful! :)

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

Looks great and Juliette loves it as well!

Michelle's Style File said...

Your new cardi has turned out beatuifully!

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Lottie said...

the cardi is gorgeous! well done:)
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yiqin; said...

the sequins are so pretty :)

Rose said...

Wow, it turned out really well! There are some really cute cardigas around these days, but like you said, so expensive. I really like what youve done with this cardigan.

Rose

Helen said...

It looks great, well done you! And the cat is so cute

Alina F. said...

Beautiful cardi!The kitty is sooo cute!

Stevia said...

your sparkly cardigan is too lovely
and your cat! just adorable..

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Michelle said...

it came out great! it really is funny how the price hikes up for some added accessories, but i reckon you saved a bit! as for washing, i think the safest thing to do is turn the cardigan inside out and put the machine on "delicates."

Krystal said...

very cute!!

Kavery said...

Fab DIY! And you know there's only one of it out there, so it's an original.

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

Super cute. x hivenn

Savvy Gal said...

what a pretty little cardigan

ana b. said...

Purrtyyy! It doesn't look DIY-ed at all, Imogen. It looks fantastic.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I totally did not realize this was DIY when I first saw the photo. It looks so professionally done! Great job, Imogen! I love it. :)

Andreia said...

Oh so cute jacket!! perfect job!!!

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yiqin; said...

i love the details on it

xStroutx said...

This is fab! it came out beautifully!

Natasha said...

Your cat is adorable and the cardigan looks really pretty. I've never tried to embellish a piece of clothing before but the end result is amazing, so I should give it a go. xxx

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