Friday, May 1, 2009

DIY Embellished Tights Tutorial

After Many requests, here it is :)






What you need:

Plain sheer Tights, I used the Duane Read “Silken Mist” from Leggs, they consist of 87 percent nylon and 13 percent spandex. It is a cheap synthetic blend that doesn't run as fast.

Trims; I got lucky looking at bridal trims. You should make sure to check the back of the trim to see if there is any stitching which is holding the trim together. Otherwise if you cut randomly you may loose beading or embellishments.

Small detail embellishments like Sequins, pearls, etc

Regular yarn, needles and scissors of course :)




Start cutting out the shapes of flowers and Patterns from the trims and laces, try to be different in how you cut out the patterns and the sizes so it doesn’t look too symmetrical.



It is best to wear the tights when you are stitching so you can see the exact positioning and make sure the applicants will be neatly attached.



Start by stitching on the bigger patterns; holding it down with one hand while stitching around the pattern, I love the loose threads but you can cut it off as you please, when the biggest embellishments are set its easy to fine tune with finer details like sequins and tiny pearls:) Try mixing and layering different patterns together for a richer feel of design :)




and Voila :)


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69 comments:

the_kitten said...

Lovely! Utterly lovely! It seems like a bit of tough word for my clumsy and impatient hands, but if I look at this, it might be worth it. Wonderful piece!

Tariro said...

Cool! I really wanna try that :]

noirohio vintage said...

yay! finally a tutorial!
they look amazing.. can't wait to give it a try!
xo

Hanako66 said...

so amazing...thank you for posting this for us!!!

emilybee said...

I'm so doing this!

thank you very much :)

http://betweenpeaceandhappiness.blogspot.com/

Anna G said...

Am I crazy? Those are so cool. I need to get some tights and have some fun. I definitely try this after finals.

Oliphe Butarbutar said...

Oh my!You gave the tutorial!I will try it,thanks darl :D

Rey said...

ah! i'm obsessed.

your outfit is ADORABLE. actually, you're kinda adorable :0)

Rand said...

U ARE AMAZING!!!

Jessica said...

i absolutely love love love your embellished tights!!! great tutorial! i will have to try this! =)

Anonymous said...

Awesome DIY, i love ur tights but i don't think i will do one for myself as i suck on sewing :D, Lovee ur tutu skirt as well, u r the best! <3

xx
Maggie

Robine said...

Onwijs mooi! Ga het zeker proberen! x

Kate said...

This is an amazing DIY. I really feel like doing this sooner or later. First I need to gather all the materials <3 Thanks for sharing!

styledigger said...

Great idea and the result is amazing! You're incredible.

miky said...

niceeeee

http://mikyscloset.blogspot.com/

Sushi said...

Great DIY! Love this cos it's so unique :) I would be so scared of stabbing myself (I can't stand needles) so I entered the comment draw to win a pair instead ;)

Let me know if there are any other geeky DIY's you think I should do cos I can only think of one atm xoxo Sushi

Style Copycat said...

I am so lazy to make any DIY!!! That I admire you so much!!!

www.stylecopycat.com

lucie said...

great tutorial!I try the next week!they are beautiful!!

suzie said...

it's beautiful! pity i can't find a right sheer panty anywhere :(

panda love said...

wow these are amazing!

love this diy!


x

Shini said...

ah this is brilliant! love the idea of embellishing something big and statement onto such sheer tights! really looks great.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these instructions!!
I am really gonna try these, they are so pretty! And btw, I love your style; romantic, nude colours and mixing different materials! What do you have in mind while dressing? Styleikons?

I'm so bored said...

Wow those look great might have to try it one day.

Stef...

Lorraine. said...

Omg, that's so beautiful!!

Jessie77 said...

i was really hoping you would do a DIY of this!! I'm definitely going to give it a try!!
-jessie

Daphne said...

Beautiful. So romantic and creative.
d

TheMinx said...

this is SUCH an amazing diy, I love the placement of each flower. I'm so inspired now to try it, maybe in black or grey? Wonderful wonderful. would you like to trade links?

Slanelle said...

it looks fantastic !

FrouFrouu said...

I shall SO totally be trying this!

xxx

grace said...

hello beautiful!

Lo said...

that's so unique!

LHFC said...

such a geart idea! they look sooo good. id love to try it out. they look so delicate on your stunning legs XXX

MITICA said...

Very inspired :)

The Stylemaster said...

best DIY tights ive seen!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

how cool is that - you have a great talent!
xox

Styledrop said...

Thanks for the tip. Love the look!

meghan said...

yes!!! thank you for this i will definitely be trying this out!! i just discovered your blog and i love it

June Paski said...

love this tutorial so much, i trying to make it :), ur very creative person :)

Chessa! said...

I love your style and your blog! I'm going to add you to my blogroll right away:) thanks for your thoughtful comment on my guest post over at My Way!

srh. said...

gosh, love it. ^.^

Sophie, the Barton Girl said...

Fab tutorial, amazing result, excellent idea - Thanks for sharing it all with us!

Kaela said...

Wow! Great tute!

MISSaudacious said...

this is so gorgeous =) definitely will try to make them when i have the time <3 thanks for the this!

angie Leopold said...

these are really beautiful! xx

trendhunter said...

Hey :)
I want those tights!!!
weren't you selling them???

FINISH GIRL said...

HI!
Oh I´m so impressed. I just had to say, i love your blog! It´s just perfect! U have just such a good way og making every post interesting and worth reading, or just looking... u got such an amazing style and when I saw these embelished thights I just had to try myself. Now all of my friends are reeeeeeeeeeaaaly jealous... So just saying keep up the good work.
Emilia

Krissy said...

STUNNING!

thegreyestghost said...

This is great! I love the look of embellished tights, but can't justify the $100 price tag of the pairs I like. Definitely going to buy some trim this weekend and try this asap. Thanks!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Whoa! These are fabulous. Love them. I just found your blog via Gala and I'm so glad I did. I'll be linking to these if you don't mind.

Drummbellina said...

These are absolutely stunning! I always manage to rip tights every time I wear them - especially the sheer ones, so I won't go to the effort! But they are amazing :)

...love Maegan said...

these turned out INCREDIBLE!!!!!! like uber amazing. fantastic job.

PinkBalloons&Macaroons said...

I am sooooo loving your blog!!! Fabulous!!! This tutorial is amazing! The tights are too cute!! I used 2 pics on my blog for part of the 10 things I love post today(and linked back to you of course) Please tell me if you don't want me to use it and I will remove it :-) I hope you have a wonderful day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

hyc said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this DIY embellished tights!!
They are DIVINE <3
can't wait to make them!!

amy jo said...

i am LOVING the tights...especially with the skirt you are wearing!

Svenja said...

looks amazing :O I guess i'll try it
greets from germany

frozenguineapig said...

These are so cool, I'm so gonna try this.

Jasmine said...

wow these look great... I definitely need to have a try before the Australian winter!

tinkerbell said...

this is incredible, you've inspired me to embellish more than just tights, i'd really like to give my bag a summer make over.
Thank you beautiful x

Nina... said...

muito Afude...
hehe...
lindo

Red Lipstick said...

so lovely. I want to try a pair of these. I will probably stab myself, but for tights this cute, it is worth it! ;) Thank you for the tutorial ;)

Beaut said...

Excellent tutorial.
I love what you did with those tights.
very creative.

Thanks,
Beaut xxx
Vintage Clothing Melbourne

Týnuše said...

wooooooooooow

pilchero said...

I love DIY!!! And I love you for posting them, thank you!

Staff Uniform said...

Sexy Dressing

Anonymous said...

These are so great looking! You can find the trims to make them at www.marynotmartha.etsy.com.... lots of stuff to use!

Love said...

AHHHmazing Love this DIY...

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Saw this on Pinterest. SO pretty & they look so great on your beautiful legs.

Warmly, Michelle

dusanabotswana said...

Yikes! GLad to see you were careful with that needle! You did an AMAZING job, the tights are so unique and classic.
http://dusanabotswana.com/

Jo Ko said...

WOW LOVE IT!!!! fantastic idea! hope to try it soon!

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