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A quick tutorial on a really quick upstyle of some summer sandals.
A pair of plain leather sandals (mine were from here)
6 x gold coloured conical studs (found here)
Measure the area you want to stud and mark where you want the studs to go, it looks much better if you take time to be accurate with this stage.
Place the studs before you punch the holes to get an idea of how it will look/to see if any changes need to be made.
As you can see mine were 2 prong studs so i used the awl to punch 2 holes through the marks I had measured. Be careful to punch onto a matt or something, not through your hand.
Tightly fold back the prongs on the underside of the strap to ensure they don’t scrape or hurt your foot and you’re done!
I bought this jacket for €5 at a charity sale during the summer, loved the colour but it was miles too long, so I thought I’d have a go at fixing it up.
First of all I tired it on to get an idea of how short I wanted it. A friends mum told me before never to wear a blazer longer than your wrist, throws proportions off apparently. I decided to go with hip lenght and chopped off the excess.
When it was shortened I found the straight cut on the front was too harsh/boring so I blagged it and had a go of using my french curve to get a softer look.
It was total trial and error with the curve but ended up quite nice I think. I suppose the lesson learned from this is to be as accurate as possible with measurements, eyeballing doesn’t always work, especially when working with such a simple shape and block colour.
Then all that was left to do was finish off the seams. Done.
(D.I.M stands for Did It Myself by the way, not a comment on my intelligence)