DIY Ombre Studded Shoulder Sweatshirt

Friday, 11 May 2012


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...

x


*For more DIYs and How To's by Gwen McMullin visit the DIY tab at the top of the homepage.



40 comments:

  1. Love it, I like it better than the Top Shop one. Ive just bought some dylon, going to give dip-dying my cut off shorts a go :) x

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  2. Im not even lying when I say yours looks better than the Topshop one! The Topshop one doesn't have as much colour as yours!xxx

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  3. This looks amazing!And yes I agree it even looks better than the Toppers one, more vibrant! xo

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  4. So amazing! I think that this looks absolutely great, and I really like the color you chose.

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  5. Love it!! Wish you could DIY my clothes x

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  6. Wow! This is amaaaaaazing! Can't wait to see more of your DIYs!
    x

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  7. thats amazing! so tempted to do it

    chlo @chlowitty blogs

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  8. This looks so good, just as lovely if not nicer than the Topshop version! After I hand in next week I'm definitely going to have a little dip dying/tie dying session!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  9. This looks AMAZING! I'm trying it in the summer! :D

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  10. Amazing!! I will try this :)
    Thank you!

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  11. this looks fab, I saw the one in topshop and it's amzzing as well but 40 is definitely too much! x

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  12. That looks awesome! I like it more than the Topshop one!

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  13. This is absolutely amazing! New follower :)

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  14. Can't believe how similar this is! Would love to try it myself :)xx

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  16. I love this! so simple but looks so good :)x

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  17. This is so great. Have just bought the component parts on ebay and will be making it as soon as they arrive!

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  18. Hi I just had a quick question...I wear a size 12...what size mens sweatshirt should I get? I guess M or L...any suggestions? Xx

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    1. I got a Medium which I reckon would fit a size 12 but if you want a slouchy look then go for the Large :) xx

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    2. Thanks :o)
      Medium jumper now on my eBay list oF things to buy!!

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  19. Wow this looks fab! I have just bought everything to try it. I really wanted the Topshop jumper but I didn't want to pay £40 for it.

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  20. Love this! As soon as I find a sweatshirt I am doing it - Great post gwen :)

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  21. Oh my goodness, I can't like this post enough! There's a jumper pretty much like that from Urban Outfitters for £45, and you've made one so much more cheaply. Absolutely love you blog, and I'm sure to try this post out!

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  22. OMG this is one of the most awesome DIY projects ever! i love it! and i think i'll try that, too! (:

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  23. This is so awesome! going to give it a go definitely :)
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  24. i love this outcome sooo much. i MUST try this. i love your blog and now follow you. follow me back please?

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  25. i love this soo much! its inspired me to make my own!<3

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  26. ive just bought everything i need to try and make this myself. i really hope it works out as well as yours has!!!! fingers crossed.

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  27. OMG! It's great! I'm gonna try to make this myself ;)

    btw. I'm following you. Wanna follow me back?
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  28. Awesome proyect!
    I'm now following via GFC.

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  29. this is so amaazing! im deffers going to give it a go :)
    thanks for the tips :)

    xo

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  30. Awesome post, deffo want to give this a try. How do you make sure it doesn't dye in a straight line but fades out to nothing? x

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  31. I can't wait to try this over the weekend! It's such a cute and creative alternative to the Topshop sweater (not to mention cheaper too!)

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  32. Wow, this is just amazing, I didn't even think about doing other items of clothing until I read your denim jacket blog *DOH*
    I'm definitely doing this when I get the chance! You can save so much money by just this one technique on a number of clothes?!!!!
    Thank you!!!

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  33. I really love this tutorial <3

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  34. the color disappears after many washes?

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  36. hello. i wanna ask your opinion. if the shirt in black colour,what colour of stud that suitable? gold or silver? Thanks . Love your blog :)

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