About a week ago I made this dip-dye ombre studded shoulder sweater inspired by the current Topshop version. It's very easy to do, will save you a fair bit of money and looks just as good.
If you've seen my post on dip dying a denim jacket, you might remember me mentioning I had dip dyed a few other items as well, and this grey sweater was one of them!
Here's the famous Topshop studded shoulder sweater, and some other ombre/dip-dye trends I was inspired by...
What You Need:
(All these items can be purchased on ebay and I've included links to the sellers I bought from.)
How to Ombre Dip-Dye Your Sweater
Follow the same steps in my diy ombre denim jacket to learn how to dip dye fabric.
Studding the Shoulders
Flatten out one shoulder so you can see the area your working with. Place the first stud on the shoulder seam close to the neck. Stab it through and carefully fold back the prongs with your fingers/nails or a knife.
Place the next three studs all along this seam.
Follow the images below to work out a triangle pattern.
Don't worry if its not perfect, just keep the spacing between each stud fairly even.
I used 20 studs on each shoulder.
Repeat these steps on the other shoulder - take care to fold the prongs neatly so they don't poke out at you when being worn. I tucked mine right into the fabric and I can't feel them when I'm wearing the sweater.
And that's it...
Enjoy your on-trend handmade sweater!
Please let me know what you think in the comments below, I'm aiming to post a new DIY every Friday as I've been feeling quite creative recently. If there's any fashion item you'd love to make your own version of then let me know and I might just be able to show you how...
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