Monday, 11 June 2012

"WE CAN HAVE SOME MORE, NATURE IS A WHORE".

Listening to: in Bloom- Nirvana.

Check out my beautiful new addition to my wardrobe- a leather studded patched knitted jumper!!

This DIY was inspired by a Trip to Oxford street Topshop where I saw a beauty by the Ragged Priest its a real beauty so I would strongly suggest if you're not DIY inclined I would check this jumper out.

I feel ill with the thought of real leather so close to my face- I can't stand stand the smell and the feel. I really don't know why I don't like it, we even have a pair of leather sofas in our living room I have never sat on because the though of it makes me feel ill. I know I'm a little strange and I can cope with leather shoes but not close to my face. SO the only solution was to make my own.  My DIY is similar but where as that was real worn vintage leather (that looks very soft and fab) this is faux leather, NONE of it is vintage, and I wanted MASSIVE shoulders on my jumper.

This DIY is very, very easy! I managed this in just a few short hours- although was hard at first as I don't have the arm strength to bend back the prongs and it took me a while to think of using a penny to help bend them.

My jumper was  from the YMCA, leather from Hobby craft ad the studs where from Studs & Punks (which I strongly recommend).


I simply cut out two oval shapes, pushed through a handful of studs and stitched them onto the jumpers shoulders.



So what do you guys think?
Jodie x

43 comments:

  1. this is such a good idea, i love diying but would never have thought to do this! super cute blog :)

    withkittyinmind.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Give it a go it was so simple!

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  2. Amazzzzing! Your DIY's are the best :) x

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    1. Thank you- you are much too kind my DIY are very simple.
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  3. That jumper is very awesome.

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  4. can't believe you made this! such skills! xo

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  5. Loving this D.I.Y. I currently want everything Ragged Priest has!! They are such an amazing label.

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    1. thank you- I know what you mean there is so much I wish i could afford!
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    2. aww cheers for your comment. I think you could join their team, you are a crafty lady. Look forward to more of your D.I.Ys (I'm a D.I.Y addict!!!) xxx

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    3. There will be more soon!

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  6. Cool Idea!
    i´m a new Follower

    Lovely Greetings :)

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  7. This is amazing,love it ! :) xx

    http://2ndhandcinderella.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Thankyou so much for the lovely comment! And for following :) I don't follow enough diy blogs either! Ahha but I'm glad I followed yours! Its great :) giving me some real inspiration :) followed you :) xx

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  9. I think we are the same person - I'm just about to do this to a cardigan my grandma knit for me hahha this was after trying on a ragged priest one and thinking holy hell I can do that! hhaha

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    1. Your nan knits for you too! We're the sand person!

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  10. great DIY! turned out great :D

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Oh wow, this looks great! I may have to do this for myself, thanks for the inspiration.

    Stop by and check out my giveaway! :)
    http://dawndugong.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow what a fab idea - I love it.
    I wish I had the skills for DIY's but I would end up just sewing my hands to things :)

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. thank you- i do that to myself frequently too! its part of the fun
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  13. great DIY. I loved your wallpaper btw :)
    I'll be happy if you check out my blog too=)

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    1. thank you- but its aactually my sister room- mine is much to small for photos
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  14. woahhh!
    the first thing that came to mind when i saw this was "badass granny." hardcore metal studs aren't usually my thing, but love this!!
    also, i really love your blog. i mean like, really REALLY. so i'm officially suscribed :) can't wait to see more posts from you!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh my god you're much much too kind :) thank you!!!
      "badass granny" is an amazing adjective! I was also called a "punk sheep" this evening :)
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  15. This DIY is amazing - love it!
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

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  16. Great post.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  17. This is an exceptional content, and I can agree with what was written here. I will be back to check out more of your articles soon. Thanks

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  18. wow this is a great idea! im in the middle of doing a diy project as well!

    thanks for sharing!

    hope you have a chance to check out my blog as well :)

    Figure Of Chic. 

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    1. I have to check out your blog- I love DIY but dont seem to follow many :(

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    1. thanks you- i love this jumper i wear it at least one a week
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