11 December 2012

DIY: Studded Chambray Vest

"The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world."  - Alicia Keys -

 Here's the easiest way to get the trendy studded look using office supplies and craft felt.

Black felt
Brass top fasteners (office supplies)
Chalk or white pencil
Exacto knife (not pictured)
Needle and thread
Cut out felt in any design you like (I used an old shoulder pad as a template).
 Use chalk or white pencil to mark where you want your 'studs'.
Use exacto knife to pierce small holes on the design you marked.
Push fasteners in the holes and open.
After all the fasteners have been put on the felt, use scissors to cut off excess strips
 (as a precaution wear glasses during this step to protect eyes).
Line up the felt carefully on the vest and then sew on.

Not bad for office supplies and an old vest huh?
(the best part, it can be easily removed when you've had enough of the studded look )

Skirt: Costa Blanca// Bag: Aldo // Sunnies: Prada // Necklace: Mango// Lips: MAC's Rebel


 The vest featured was actually another DIY project I did months ago. A dark blue denim jacket was immersed in a bleach/water solution, I placed rocks in the pockets to weigh down the garment. After the desired colour was achieved, I washed the jacket and later removed the sleeves with scissors then used a needle to fray the edges gently. 
 This is a good way to upcycle a denim jacket that doesn't fit anymore; leaving the buttons undone and removing the sleeves actually makes a snug jacket a perfect vest.  

 Thanks for reading everyone! What are you most grateful for today? Today I'm most grateful for strong coffee... ;) 



  1. Love the whole look girl! You rock!!

  2. wow...i live the t shirt..but the jeans jacket is amazing...you are so creative..

  3. wow what a cool DIY!


  4. Awesome DIY, it turned out great!

  5. Fab DIY! Thanks for stopping over! Followed you! :)

    xo, sam
    **Style of Sam**

  6. oooowh WOW freaking HOT!!!
    I love this babe!!

    bisous xoxo

    Tamara Chloé