Fashion DIY Tutorial: Zipper and Rivets on a Silk Top

You can not imagine where I get my DIY items from. Some time ago I bought a new suitcase and before I trashed my old unusable one, I separated the zip from it. I thought that I might need it someday for something. And while cleaning up I found on the very bottom of my belt drawer a yellow belt with studs (!!!). When I bought that I do not know, but I can say with certainty that I didn’t carry it for at least 6-7 years. So, I demounted 120 studs for my spice up projects and got a pretty PUNCHED yellow belt. So my today’s DIY project has cost me not a single penny.

Even the silk top I have some time, but I wore it only for one time. With the silk top, I felt like I would go out of the house in pajamas. So something had to happen with this silk top.

Now, I have chosen this alternative and in the future, I will use this spiced part as a dress. I really like the contrasts between the zippers and studs to the silk top and therefore by wearing it I never again feel myself like a sleepwalker

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

  1. A V-Neck Top
  2. Zipper, 1.50 m in length with metal spikes (the more solid, the better)
  3. Scissors
  4. A teaspoon
  5. Studs (up to your taste)
  6. Pins
  7. Sewing kit or sewing machine

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1

Unravel the zipper.

DIY Step 2

Fix one zipper part on the right side of the v-neck with pins and cut along the bottom edge.

DIY Step 3

Now the same thing on the left side again. If you like, you can leave on the closer of the zipper (like I did).

DIY Step 4

Now fix the zipper on both sleeves.

DIY Step 5

Fix the second part of the zipper at the bottom hem.

DIY Step 6

Sew the zipper parts on the top.

DIY Step 7

Finally affix the rivets along the neckline, on the sleeves, and the hem. Prefer to catch fewer rivets and longer intervals, so you certainly get along with your rivets. If you have enough leftover, you can additionally install them at any time. DONE!

TIP: To fix the stud “painless” and with a nice rounding, I use for pressing always a teaspoon.

DIY Tutorial – Final Result “Zipper and Rivets on a Silk Top”

PS By the way, my zipper belt is from Mango.

The sleeves

The hem.

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