A Simple Fashion DIY For The Non-Crafty…Like Me!

Happy Thursday, loves! My creative juices starting flowing just before the holidays, and I took a stab at a small DIY project that actually turned out great so I wanted to share it with you guys! A while back ago I spotted a blazer from a boutique that was embellished with beautiful feathers along the hemline, and as bad as I wanted it, I just wasn’t willing to shell out the hundreds of dollars that the price tag demanded. Later on I bought this chic tuxedo blazer from JustFab, and it dawned on me that it would be the perfect garment to add those beautiful feathers too!featherhem-6-zf-6560-16970-1-017featherhem-8-zf-6560-16970-1-016I jazzed up my newly adorned jacket with a masquerade mask and leather skinnies for a NYE inspired look, but drop the mask and this outfit is perfect for any sophisticated event, dinner, or night out on the town. And get this…I caught the jacket on sale for $20, and the supplies needed to add the feathers only cost me about $20 bucks as well!featherhem-14-zf-6560-16970-1-014featherhem-17-zf-6560-16970-1-012featherhem-2-zf-6560-16970-1-019featherhem-10-zf-6560-16970-1-015featherhem-16-zf-6560-16970-1-013featherhem-18-zf-6560-16970-1-011Now let’s talk about how I did this mini project…

First off, there was NO sewing required {cause ain’t nobody got time for that!}. I made a trip to Hobby Lobby Arts & Craft store to purchase the supplies (you can also buy all items on their site). Here’s what you need:

  1. 2-3 packs of feathers that are already adhered to a strip (these are the ones I used)
  2. Fabric glue (this is the glue I used)
  3. Straight pins or medium-sized safety pins

Once you have your materials and supplies, lay out the jacket on it’s back on a clean table. Place the feather strips along the inside hem of the jacket, paying close attention to how much the feathers are showing from the outside. Cut the excess feather strip from the ends if needed. Before gluing, secure the strip material to the jacket with straight pins or safety pins leaving an approx. 2-inch gap between the pins. Now glue the strips down to the actual jacket. Go light on the glue because you don’t want it to show through to the front of the material. Once done, allow the glue a full 24 hours to dry so keep the jacket laid flat. Lastly, don’t forget to remove the pins!

Easy enough right?! And if feathers aren’t your thing, you can get creative with tulle, fringe, or even jewels/material strategically placed all over the front of the blazer. Or even try adorning a vest, leather jacket, or jean jacket.Β Pinterest has TONS of inspiration photos!

Here are a few tuxedo blazers here, here, here, hereΒ & hereΒ that would look so luxe glammed out with embellishments. I hope you try it because it’s so much fun to do and a great look {I get tons of compliments on mine!}.

Fashionably Yours,

Aliya

 

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