Hooray! Pre-Fall shows are here! Pre-Fall is one of my favorite collections. Pieces and trends are always introduced that are wearable in multiple seasons, making it a great time to start looking at trends to emulate or invest in.
Phillip Lim’s 3.1 collection for Pre-Fall 2012 was a gathering of lady-like rebellion with loud colors, bold prints and soft spikes on elegant silhouettes. My favorite piece in the collection is an oversized sweater with fringed yarn sticking out in rows all over, creating a look that’s part porcupine, part chic weekend-wear perfection. Follow along below to DIY!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- A sweater
- Matching yarn
- A ruler
- A yarn needle
Lay your sweater down on a flat surface. Take your ruler and lay it vertically on the sweater. Cut a piece of yarn to a length you are comfortable working with and string it on the yarn needle. Starting on the inside of the sweater and at the bottom, sew loops around the ruler and through the sweater. Once you have reached the top of the sweater, stop your stitch on the inside. Use your scissors to cut up the middle of the loops on the outside of the ruler. When you remove the ruler you will have two perfect rows of fringe! Repeat these steps wherever you’d like more fringe. I made 4 stripes on the front and one on each sleeve.
Trying to figure out how to wear your new porcupine sweater? Check out some looks from other Chictopians that would be perfect with this piece: