|Balmain A/W 2011|
After seeing this Balmain aw 2011 skirt on the runway, and then on one of my favourite DIY blogs here, I had to have a go at making my own.
- A thrifted skirt
- Metres and metres of gold, silver and red braid
- Foil ribbon
- Silver and gold studs
- Scraps of material
- A needle and thread
- Fabric glue
First of all I hemmed the skirt to a little above the knee (a shorter skirt works best with this level of bling). Then I started tacking on the various types of braid, working with horizontal and diagonal lines.
When I had attached all the braid and stuck on the foil ribbon there where still patches of the skirt showing through. I filled up the gaps with scraps of material which I coiled or folded and then tacked onto the skirt.
Finally I attached a number of silver and gold studs for a rock’n’roll touch and extra grip (the studs have little spikes which are pushed through the fabric and fastened).
The skirt looks great teamed with an oversized red jumper and a simple pair of heels! Saved myself over $15.000 here!
- Top: H&M Divided
- Skirt: DIY
- Shoes: Zara
- Dog: Pug named Mr. Scribbles