Tuesday, 31 January 2012

DIY Patterned Tights


Hello! Another day, another DIY. It almost seems like that anyway – today’s are these Miu Miu inspired patterned tights. Me and my friend Clare had a chill craft afternoon, and ended up with paint stuck all over our legs, but it was well worth it. I'm going to be making more of these, using different stencils. I'm thinking jellyfish for one, and daisies for another :)
 For these, I followed the DIY on the Haute Pursuit's blog, but added my own step - you should make & use stencils. This will make sure you get the right shape, and you don't have to worry if you're not great at hand painting or lack any kind of skill with a steady hand (like me).
Another tip - DEFINITELY don't take off until COMPLETELY dry. Very important.


Here's some photos of my outfit!

 


Wearing:
Skirt - Temt
Bag - Oasap.com
Belt - Vintage
Tights - DIY
Shoes - Rubi Shoes
Blouse - Chicabooti

Have a beautiful day,

Annika xxx

40 comments:

  1. Great DIY! :) I love your style! :)

    Gem
    http://gemnikkaonthego.blogspot.com

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  2. I absolutely love your outfit! You're so clever and artsy :)

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  3. This is such a wonderful DIY, and they came out so lovely, You have perfect style girl!

    Kaylee
    xo
    Wild Flower

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  4. you look so lovely! and those tights are adorable! well done :)

    I'm following*

    http://behindcatiseyes.blogspot.com/

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  5. Thank you for sharing this DIY. That bird print looks absolutely perfect with your skirt!

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  6. Such a fantastic idea! You look lovely xxx

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  7. hey annika,

    i have to say i looove your blog. honestly. you have an amazing style. you have a new fan ;)

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  8. oh and I'm a bow-freak as well :P
    I don't leave the house without a bow in my hair ;)

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  9. this outfit is simply superb, Annika! Those DIY tights are amaaaazing!!!


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  10. Love this tights, thank you so much for inspiration!
    Gorgeous outfit as always :)

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  11. where did you get the bird stencil designs?

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  12. Hey! como hiciste esa pantys! con hermosas! y complementan muy bien tu outfit! vista mi blog! :)

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  13. congrats on being on the homepage of chictopia!! another awesome DIY! this outfit is super adorable <3

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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  14. your tights are amazing!I love how it looks in this outfit!!
    Im following!
    xoxo.

    http://cherrylook.blogspot.com

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  15. i love these! i was collecting pictures for inspiration, and I am so impressed that you whipped these up yourself. i have to make some, and it seems like it would be hard to stop at just one pair! can you wear them multiple times?

    Brittany
    www.nothingnewtreasures.com

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    1. Yeppp! If you use enough clear nail polish on them, you can wear them until they rip (which they will quite soon, as sheers inevitably do. such a love/hate relationship with sheer tights, haha)

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  16. Love this, how did you attach them to the tights?

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    1. Was there a specific type of paint you used? Or was is just random?

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    2. Was there a specific type of paint you used? Or was is just random?

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  17. Wow really nice :D
    Greets from the Netherlands

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  18. Gorgeous outfit and DIY.
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  19. I had a good look through your blog, and love it, so I am following and adding you to my blogroll inmediately.
    Besos from Spain.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  20. What an amazing DIY! I think I'll give it a try, those tights look adorable.
    Oh and thanks a lot for your sweet comment <3
    Life is a romantic poem

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  21. I would be so honoured to count you amongst my followers. It is creative and unique people like you I love to have on board.
    have a lovely weekend, my gorgeous.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  22. You've the most amazing style ever :) so unique, so lovely! amazing outfit, just perfect!

    xx,
    thefashiondreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  23. SO amazing, I saw your love heart ones on lookbook. I will have to try this out myself!

    -Olivia.

    www.foxandmint.blogspot.com

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  24. These tights are unbelievably gorgeous and i think if i painted those swallows on my wall my dad would go nuts at me, but i might just try it anyway!!

    Love the blog
    xx

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  25. Have you washed your thighs after? What is the care for it?

    http://www.4polinka.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahh, yeah, you just wash your legs :P and if you use fabric paint, they should be okay if gently handwashed with soap in warm water. Not sure about acrylic paint, I'm too scared to wash mine, haha.

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    2. Did you ever figure out if you can throw them in the wash? Maybe inside one of those mesh bags for delicates?

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    3. If you use fabric paint they do okay in the washing machine, but you are best off gently handwashing them.

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  26. I got tights but i totally forgot they were sposed to be sheer! Will it still work?

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    1. I'm actually not sure I'm sorry, i've never tried it on not sheer tights... maybe!

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  27. did you also use acrylic paint + nailpolish???
    does it work with other materials?

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    1. yep but fabric paint (with nailpolish) works better
      i've only tried with sheer tights:)

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  28. Hey, I'm thinking of making something like this as a gift for one of my friends for the holidays, however we're definitely pretty different in size so I'm worried about how I would be able to do this without distorting the shape of the pattern. Are there alternatives to wearing the tights while applying the pattern, or would this just be something I couldn't do?

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    1. Yeah! You could try rolling up some cardboard to approximately the same thickness as your friends leg (maybe get the right size off someone who is a similar size... your friend might start asking questions if you just start rolling cardboard around her leg). anyway, just make a cardboard tube around the size of a leg and pull the tights up around it :)

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