Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DIY miu miu tights TUTORIAL



Here it is the Tutorial to the Miu Miu embellished tights I'm wearing HERE

What you will need for this tutorial;

Computer/Printer/Copy Machine
Transfer Iron-on sheets
Iron
Fabric, a meter/yard or half a meter/yard of cotton or in my case a blush/soft pink silk sateen
Scissors
Tights, sheer nude
Sew-on Jewels
Needle and Thread





As for the stones, I used tear shaped (plastic) Crystals, round glass Crystals beads and two sizes of acrylic sew-on jewels. You can find the jewels in most (online) hobby, art and craft stores, if you find a link to the tear shaped crystals you can maybe leave the link in the comments for others to see...




You will need to print the Swallows on Transfer Iron-on Paper, You can find and download my high res Swallow Print HERE


Best way to print THE SWALLOWS would be of course to do it professionally, but "iron-on transfer sheets" for fabrics are a cool alternative, another alternative can be to draw your own swallows on the fabric directly, There are a lot of brands and different sheets for different printers and color of fabric, you will find instructions on how to use it included in the package.

here you can find some HP transfer papers to get an idea (I actually use a very cheap unknown brand) HP transfer papers




Follow the instructions (as much as possible) you got with your Transfer Paper and Iron on the Swallows.

It will prob come down to the same; the sheets are for cotton fabrics since the print is only transferred with heat, I ironed them on silk fabric anyway causing some birds to burn but most came out okay. I Ironed the birds on the matte side of the silk sateen and went for a light pink/blush fabric color, light blue would be amazing too.

The sheets will (almost) always give you a plastic-y stiff layer which I liked because it made my birds more solid and steady to sew on.





Cut the Birds out of your sheets, leaving some space around them and try to make as much as rounded edges as possible, you can cut all around the birds too, making it truly hellish to sew them on plus the look is somehow less attractive..







After cutting out the Swallows you are ready to start to sew them on the tights, I always wear the tights while sewing them on, you can use whatever stitch you want, when placing the birds try to use them in different angles/ rotate the swallows to find the best look and play with it, you can lay them out on a paper first to see and test placement if you want to practice a bit first.

My golden rule about placement would be;

Place them Irregular, never work with placing them horizontal or vertical under or next to each other but work in a Vertical line between the birds if you must, spy for placement
HERE if you look closely you can see the vertical lines of placement.




I always first place all the birds before I start to sew on the jewels, and the tights look amazing without the jewels too so you might decide to skip the Crystals.




I placed the Jewels in little clusters and made sure they were absolutely solid attached.







e voila :) Hope you like it :)


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90 comments:

ezra said...

these are sooooo cool how did you figure out how to make thesse???

Marla Singer said...

super great tutorial! i have to try this sometime! thank you so much for the golden inspiration, Chantal <33

Michelle Elaine said...

I did something really similar I also used your picture and linked you!

http://www.fvncy.com/2010/03/miu-miu.html

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Clare said...

This is awesome, thanks so much for posting! It's nice to see you going back to your blogger roots!

tweet tweet tweet

x

dory said...

GUAU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:O
Great, great great post!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this!

K. said...

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Lucy Calico said...

Really cool and inspiring. Love your blog!

rouli said...

coooooooooooool!

bravissimo!!!!!!!!

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Angela said...

Amazing tutorial..thank you for this it's so lovely!!

Michele said...

Wow! Echt zo gaaf, ik ga het ook eens proberen!

joséphine said...

looks so amazing, i love it!

6roove said...

so great! thanks for sharing, darling!

kisses!
Watching the waves

ellie jane-e valentine. said...

so cool!

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orsola said...

chantal you are a genius! so kind to share this with us. whenever i'll feel particularly patient i'll try it too :-)
hugs from italy

Kim Louise said...

these are really so beautiful! This whole miu miu collection is to die for i think! x

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selena said...

these are so amazing i can't even believe it! well done!

xx

FASHION SNAG said...

They are amazing. You did a perfect job. Best DIY I have seen. xo

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Jess ♡ said...

Stunning... I'm awe-struck as to how GENIUS these are. Definitely need to try my hand at making a pair! Thank you so much <3 xo

SteloucheBabouche said...

Thank you for the tutorial , I'm gonna do ( or try to do ) the same :D

xoxo

estelle
http://serendipity2307.blogspot.com/

Davina said...

That's brilliant!! Bravo on your creativity! :)

dv said...

thats so awesome

Fuji Files said...

BRILLIANT! This would like fantastic on black, baby blue, red tights, with various MiuMiu-like animals. Needless to say, I'm inspired!

Taylor Sterling said...

amazing I don't think I could do it!!

chloe said...

wonderful tutorial!! thanks!
xx
naughtymess vintage

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thehautepursuit said...

another winning DIY!!!!!! reminds me of the earliest rodarte-esque stockings that you made :)
xx
V

Nika Chic said...

You have really good ideas with diy things! I like it. Have a great day :)

The Style Hive said...

This is incredible!!

inkarlcerating said...

thanks for sharing this.. you have a golden heart

Luna : said...

wow these are incredibly beautiful, probably the best DIY i've seen in a long time!

Lucy said...

This is such an amazing idea!! I would like to see more DIY from you :)!!

diamondsinchampagne said...

You are one talented lady. They look ferosh... absolutley adore them.

Fashion Tidbits said...

gosh you are unbelievely nifty with a needle!!! fab tights! thanks for sharing with us

annamargrete said...

That looks so great! I think I'll try it :)

ToniH said...

yeah, u've got it

style baro said...

Oh my God! I love it so much!

xoxo

Alice said...

Amazing ;]
xx

Emily Troy said...

Great tutorial! Have to try this immediately!
Thanks so much for sharing!

xx Emily

thegirlwiththemask.blogspot.com

anotherwomanbyrose said...

wowwww....no words...

xoxo

another woman by rose

Lenka James said...

Wow thats great!!! You are so talented, maybe in summer I will try to do it on a dress or something like that ^^

Soooali said...

Utter genius!

Ugnė said...

Thanks for sharing, it's amazing! <3



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behindblueeyes said...

Tights are amazing, original and so beautiful ;DDD

Patty said...

Wow that is a LOT of work but the end result is gorgeous!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Very creative!! Love the tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)
xoxo
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

nicala jane said...

love it :)

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sof and em said...

i LOVE these tights! thanks for the tutorial :)

Joyce said...

eeee! you did a great job on the tutorial as well as the tights =) thanks!

Endless Nights.

Sandy Label said...

great idea! it looks so beautiful!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Love it!

'Lee said...

Love them!
by the way I'm featuring you in one of posts which I will post tomorrow, hope you dont mind :)

Theory of a fashion victim
xoxo

Chiho said...

super cool! you are soooooo great!

Lady Moriarty said...

Super idea ! Thanks a lot, it gave me thousand ideas !

PS : the good writing is "et voilà" !

see U !

Circe said...

GREAT idea!
Love your blog :)

Stef said...

SO. STUNNING.
But I'd probably just snag them as soon as I put them on :/
But it's definately given me some good DIY ideas! :]

Mo said...

u make this look sooo ez ;)

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kim said...

oh so cool, thanks for the great tutorial.


clothes are cute
clothes are cute

becka said...

beautiful!!! tnx for share it !

Matilda said...

These are really cool. Very ingenious. My only question was how would you go about washing them? I mean, in a way so all the pieces would stay on. Very nice nonetheless

mika said...

great blog! you are so pretty!

if you want follow me too!

http://mikasfashion.blogspot.com

allthatshewants said...

omggggggg!! this is great!
thank u

High School Freaks said...

So inspirational, gorgeous! Love your blog so much, hope you have time to come check out the blog my friends and I made :)

Unravelled Threads said...

What a clever idea. I don't think I'd have the patience to hand sew all those on to tights, but they do look gorgeous!

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Juliet said...

Very amazing! Thank you for this so much!

juliet xxx

Jen said...

these are beyond fantastic!! :)

lauren lanza osias said...

that's genius!!! i can't even sew a button!

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be a follower, not a hater...

Ire A said...

Very cute! I suck at DIY but I must try this!

http://voguishblog.blogspot.com/
x

Fifi Flaunts Her Fashion said...

Can't wait to try it out. It looks too cool!

Dian Prad said...

I think u are GENIUS
Super Tutorial!!
how did u find the graphic bird, thats exactly same on the miu miu's


love,
Dian Prad

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gih said...

Great works. It's a nice bracelet design made easy. :-)

apparellel said...

these are so great. you are so ultra talented!

xxx
t

Mariona said...

I am completely shocked, you're fabulous, I love stockings, artist.

(like a) virgin said...

lovely! <3

rossovelvet said...

What a patience !!! And divine inspiration besides ! Thank you SO much for sharing...
I wanted to try to DIY the shoes.... and now I'm even more motivated !

gifitting said...

The best DIY seen ever! Congrats!

Fashion & DIY said...

I love your blog so much!!! I did a post about your DIY tights on my blog!!:)

Marlena said...

SO AMAZING!
Thanks tons for the tutorial! <3 <3

nicolette said...

absolutely amazing. well done.

http://nicolettemason.blogspot.com

Kazuko said...

lovely! and also funny: i think i've never seen/read so many DIY instructions as for the current miu miu collection :)

Cocoon & cie. said...

Hello !
I love your style and I published an article with one of your pix. I hope it does not bother you. If you want me to remove, send me a message. :)

xx.

http://cocoon-and-cie.blogspot.com

Arissa from monoxious.com said...

How wonderful~!!

Fiamma said...

Great tutorial! thanks for sharing :) I should try it :) love doing such stuff and making my own clothes even! right now I am working on the miu miu jewelry socks :)

http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

CitizenOne5Nine said...

OMG THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING!!! AMAZINGGGG

Elisa said...

wow!

Blue is in Fashion this Year said...

Hi, I've just made a collage with a lot of Bloggers MIU MIU DIY. You're also on it and I have linked to this post.
You can find my post HERE

Fashion Style Blog said...

thanks for this - we referred to you from our miu miu article

Mystery Bruises said...

superrr!!!!
xx
www.mysterybruises.blogspot.com

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Wow these are quite impressive!!

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rosiemusic said...

Love for fashion + Crafty Spirit = Amazingness!
Greetings from sunny Mexico City

Staff Uniform said...

It realy nice

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