Tuesday, December 4, 2012

DIY Baroque Tights Tutorial

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photo's me and D&G fall winter 2012/2013

As Promised! The Tutorial for the DIY Baroque Tights! 
Hope you like it!

You can totally apply this DIY to other items as well!

1) What You Need

1) Tights, I used H&M tights of about 60 denier!
2) Needle, Thread (metallic Thread, Gold or gold colored is preferred), pins, scissors, scotch tape
3) Baroque (cornelli) Motifs, these are mostly Iron-On's although sewing is better for a more beautiful look.

I used 2 kinds of Cornelli Motifs from Barnett Lawson Trimmings in London, both Gold colored, online here and here.

* If preferred, instead of sewing you would need an Iron or Glue (Pattex Glue or Fabric Glue only when making the Motifs yourself since the Cornelli Motifs are Iron On and thus the glue side is platic-like instead of fabric!) You can make Motifs yourself by Spray Painting (gold) felt fabric.


2) Placement Practice

Before we even begin it's very important you understand how the Baroque Motifs and Prints work! 
Look closely at my finished tights and to the D&G collection and you will see the placement is symmetric, kind of mirror reflecting! The Cornelli Trimmings I bought (seen below) at Barnett Lawson come in a set so if you decide to make your own trimmings make sure you have a left and right version as well!


Now start playing a bit with all the possible Motifs/Prints you can make to get a good feel of the trend and don't be afraid to look at existing prints! Make sure you work in a symmetrical way, always mirror reflecting the left and right side!



3) Wear the Tights

Ready with the Practice? Wear the tights or if you prefer this DIY on a Tee or Skirt, wear those items so we can have a look of where exactly we want to place the Motifs!


4) Placement

Stay very close to a mirror so you can see what you do! Place the Motifs on the tights how you like it, play a bit with the placements you have practiced and work symmetrical!


5) Pinning

Loosely Pin the Motifs the way you like it! I worked on 1 leg first ( my Right Leg) since I will mirror reflect the Motifs later on on the other leg! Keep looking in the mirror to make sure everything looks good and change things while you still can! I like to do this while I wear the tights since its the best way to see how the outcome will be! I guess with T-Shirts or Skirts you can work on the items while not wearing them.


6) Attaching the Motifs

Although the Motifs are Iron On I really prefer sewing for a more beautiful look but it's really up to you what you want to do! I think Ironing will be as painstaking as sewing and glueing will prob be a hazard too since you would have to be careful not glue the front and back legs to one another ;)

I worked on 1 leg, my right leg, completely finishing one leg first before I reflect the same on the other leg!

7) Repeat the Process on the other Leg!

All done with one leg? and still alive? Repeat the entire process on the other leg by looking in the mirror when placing and pinning the Motifs for a perfect mirror reflected look (symmetry example here)!


8) Your Ready!!


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Annie said...

that is one great diy idea I havent seen anywhere before. so well done!

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Justalazymorning said...

thanks for sharing!

Justalazymorning said...

thanks for sharing!

Iliana, Anne said...

so interesting!


Tinacious Me said...

I can't believe you made this yourself! amazing!

Elma said...

Gaaf zeg! Wil ik ook! :) x

Luba Dimitrova said...

Gorgeous DIY idea ! Love it !

XX Luba

:: Well Living Blog :: shades of burgundy and vintage Prada in my look today

Mira said...

Thanks for sharing. That´s an awesome Diy <3


Mariana Branício said...

Gorgeous finish!
Such an awesome idea :)
x Mariana | http://goingteen.blogspot.sg/


OMG! Echt respect voor het maken van deze tights! Wat een werk!

Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie said...

I can't wait to give this a try - What a great idea for Fall/Winter. They came out so beautiful & dramatic - Love it!

Boheme.Fille said...

You did a fantastic job! Love it!

Camille said...

I'll try it for sure

Liz Lauren said...

great DIY!


Natali said...

Such a fabulous DIY!



That looks like LOTS of work, but you look amazing in them so I guess it's worth it! ;)



Styleclouds said...

Wow! They turned out amazing!!! xo, Christina


Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Thank you for sharing! xx


Rhoda Wong said...

what great detail!


Laila Claessen said...

suuuuu peeeeerr lleeeuk! hihih
echt suuuuuuuuuuper leuk :)
liefs, laila.

Mancina said...

wooow loove this diy!! great job and tnx for sharing!


Carol said...

thousand times thanks to you for this diy !! so nice


Creativity&Chocolate said...

Echt onwijs gaaf! xx


Anonymous said...

They look great! #4 should be "You're Ready!"

Nena said...

Great job, looks good!



What about when you put them off and they shrink?

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ZxM Style-Squared said...

That is absolutely amazing, I'm so doing this :-)

cocorosa said...


Mine didn't shrink ;)

Tia A. said...

Absolutely STUNNING! Great job.

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Vasilieva said...

so so chic. perfection


truebluemeandyou said...

These are absolutely gorgeous. My readers will love these as much as I do. I've posted two finished photos of your baroque tights on my blog with a link back to you. Hope this is OK :)

Fashiable said...

Wat knap dat je dit zelf gedaan hebt zeg, super leuk!


Jennifer said...

Wow this came out fantastic!

xo Jennifer


Aspyn J. said...

you are one with the DIY projects. i remember your pearl tights with karen from wheredidugetthat. you're still the best!


An Act of Style said...

OMG this is the best tutorial I have ever seen! Those tights look like they come straight from the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk! Great job :)

Juliet Polilova said...

such a great idea! love it so much!

kisses from Russia,

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That's so cool! love it :)


Kim said...

love this!

Mia said...

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Vicki H said...

oh thank you for that tutorial! love broque and those tights look awesome with the dress and shoes! xx

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Hannah Skowronski said...

such a good idea!
but i did this the other day and mine look TERRIBLE
oh well i shall try again as i love yours so much!!
also tried your sequin on but my tights kept ripping :(




Rachel said...

wow this looks amazing! you could try this with so many different things too! :) x

ema said...

ik ben heel erg fan van je blog
en je stijl. Ik heb zelf ook een blog zou je die mischien
willen bekijken en me dan tips geven want ik werk er dagelijks aan
en steek er veel tijd in maar mijn blog is neit zo bekent :(
zou je ook mischien een berichtje over mij blog willen schrijven ?

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antislip sokken said...

Its one if a great diy idea, I havent seen anywhere this typr of designer tights.

obat asam urat said...

awesome, really i like it

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