Behind the last door of my Fashion DIY Advent calendar hide very easy instructions, which solved my New Year’s Eve outfit dilemma. The dress that I want to put on, looks somehow to be boring (apart from the deep V-neckline) and has to spice up. The dress has a broad waistband, which gives a nice opportunity to emphasize the center. And because I still had left chains, the shoulder has been “gilded” as well
Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need
- Pins (not necessary)
- Silk or Nylon thread and needle
- Thin chain (available at craft stores)
- Wide chain (from the hardware store)
As the chains from the hardware store are too heavy for the delicate fabrics, I recommend chains from the craft store. These are made mostly of lightweight aluminum or plastic, and therefore suitable to spice up lightweight clothing.
Should you not find a matching color range, you can paint the chains with decorative color spray.
DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions
DIY Step 1
Check the dress in the mirror and measure the required chain length. Then open the fitting part of the chain with the pliers. I have taken 2 broad chains outside and 3 fine chains between them.
DIY Step 2
Now sew the chains on the dress. Among the big chains, I have seen the first and last links of the chain on three sides, the other thin chains need only to be sewn on the upside. On the shoulders, I have sewn the chains on the sides and in the middle. DONE!
DIY Tutorial – Final Result “Dress With Chains”
Incidentally, I have omitted necklaces, as these would compete with the chains on the dress. The bracelets are OK, but I felt them weighing about 5 kilograms, therefore they will not necessarily appropriate for a long night of partying. On the other hand, I could use them quite well as a weapon against troublesome New Year’s congratulators .
Pimped Dress: the label cutaway (could be from Asos) • Bracelets: from Italy • Shoes: Michael Antonio