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December 1, 2010

Kristen Turner does DIY for MP

Kristen Turner is a wardrobe stylist and DIY blogger. Kristen loves wearing the latest fashion trends but did not love the money it cost to keep up with them. That is when she decided to make the fashion trends herself and post them on her blog.  When she agreed to be featured on Madison Plus with a special DIY just for our fans and the holiday season we were thrilled! Be sure to check out Kristen’s blog, BeVainGloriousorDIYtrying.com, and follow her on twitter at @Kris10Turner.

The Holiday season in full swing and those party invites are starting to roll in. Here’s a quick and easy way to take a sequin top and turn it into a fashionable jacket that’s perfect over your favorite LBD or jeans. You can purchase one for cheap at a vintage store (mine cost $18) or find one in your mom’s closet (It’s probably in the way back covered in plastic).

What you’ll need: A vintage sequin top, ribbon, scissors (or a seam ripper), needle and thread.

Remove any tags or labels from your sequin top.

Cut and remove the bottom of the zipper from the sequin top.

Cut along the seam to open up the back of your sequin top. A pair of sharp scissors will work just fine, but if you’re an avid sewer a seam ripper is great tool to use here.

** DIYer Note: After you cut the seam hand stitch the sides closed so that they fabric will not fray and so that the sequins stay in place.

Hand stitch on the ribbon to either side of the sequin top to create your bow.

Thanks Kristen for the fabulous post! Be sure to check out her website at www.beVaingloriousOrDIYtrying.com

Have you tried to DIY? Tell us about it!

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7 Comments to Kristen Turner does DIY for MP

  1. December 1, 2010 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Very cool! I do “diy”. Making things is a stress reliever for me.

  2. December 1, 2010 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous!! Now if I could just be fortunate to find such an amazing top to use. I see a trip to the thrift store in my near future!

  3. December 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Love it! And yes I DIY all the time… well at least I try once in awhile. Check out my blog for some of my DIY projects! http://melrod1206.wordpress.com

    p.s. stay tune for Fridays DIY post! It’s going to be a good one. ;)


  4. December 1, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    OMG I LOVE this DIY idea! I am so going to start looking through my closet to see what I can change! GREAT post!

  5. December 4, 2010 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    Such a great idea! Kristen is such a fab DIY-er

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