Saturday, August 25, 2012

DIY Valentino Sweater

-American Apparel's Fisherman Sweater ($78)
-1-2 yards of Wide French Lace ($25/yard)
-Paper and Pen (to make pattern)
-Chalk (to outline pattern if desired)
-Dritz Home Unique Stitch Fabric Glue ($4)
-3-inch Foam Brush ($.50)
Before you begin, make sure to clear a large surface so that you can lay your sweater down flat on your workspace.
1. Draw and cut out a circular pattern, which will be used to block out the center area of the sweater. The pattern should be placed approximately 2-3 inches below the neckline and approximately 5 inches from the bottom of the sweater. (Please note: the shape doesn't have to be a perfect circle, and the size will be determined by the size of the size of the sweater's center).
2. Cover the surface of your sweater (minus the sleeves) with the lace then pin the pattern you create on top of the lace.
3. Cut the lace around the pattern. Once completed, remove the pattern and excess pieces so that the lace only remains on the outside edges of your sweater.
4. With the foam brush, apply a thin layer of fabric glue on the sweater, wherever you want the lace to adhere. Pat the lace down on the sweater and wait approximately 30 minutes or until completely dry.
5. Trim any excess lace that is hanging off of the edges of your sweater for a clean look.

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