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DIY Embellished Shoulder

DIYshoulderwebChristophe Decarnin set the fashion scene on fire when he sent a series of seriously embellished shoulders down the runway at Balmain in 2010. The strong shoulder trend is not going away anytime soon, and while a Balmain jacket runs upwards of $9,000, we found a ridiculously inexpensive way to make your most basic tee into something special.

 

Materials:

  • ┬áT-shirt
  • 1 yard of metallic ribbon or trim
  • 2 decorative buttons
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Pins

 

Start by pinning one end of your ribbon in place. Loop the ribbon or trim to create your desired pattern, pinning it in place as you go. When you are satisfied with your design, carefully secure the ribbon or trim using small stitches. Use a decorative button to cover the two raw ends of your trim. Repeat on the other shoulder.