Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cut out overknee DIY

The inspiration

the making

These days i've been thinking on the use of tulle to give structure to a fabric.
What i've done here is a pair over-knee boots-leggings.
The use of tulle allow to cut off pieces of fabric and obtain unexpected graphical effects.
These overknee can be paired with colored tights or flashy leggings.
I could sew them on an existing pair of ankle boots but i left them without the feet so i'll be able to experiment them with open toe shoes too.
I've used a suede like fabric,stiffened it,cut it and then i've sewn on the back side a stiff tulle white fabric with silver thread.
What do you think of the result?


shopnowsavelater said...

i would love to try this how did you cut out the design? and exactly what kind of fabric did u use for the black part!can u do a vlog or tutorial? :)

Matter Of Style said...

Hi Tysha,thanks for liking these!

i used a suede like fabric,medium weight was like $15 for a metre and i've stiffened it using a adhesive light canvas you can find at craft or fabric store,you just iron it on the back of your fabric and it glues on.You can glue more than one layer until you obtain the desidered stiffness.
The good thing about it is that when you cut it the fabric won't unthread.I'll try to upload some more pics!

I'll use this fabric again on another shoe project in a few days i'll try to be more detailed

Ms. CaramelHoneyB said...

I am sooooo excited to do this I cant sit still!!!

Ms. CaramelHoneyB said...

I am so excited to do this I cant sit still!!!!