My DIY | Leather Striped Dress

DIY PROJECT, Fashion DIY

I took my latest DIY for a spin, and I am officially jonseing for a holiday party to wear this (got to look at the bright side of winter, right?) When I spotted this dress at H&M, I knew it would be perfect for this project. I mimicked LC’s look with a high bun, which, as you may be able to tell, is my current obsession! Supplies and steps after the break…
Photos, hair and makeup by: Donna Kim

Supplies:
Non stretch Dress
4 yds Leather or faux leather ribbon 
Heat bond
Rowenta Iron
Scissors
Steps
First, lay the sticky side of the Heatbond on the backside of your ribbon. Then, on medium heat iron the tape so it adheres to the ribbon.  
Next, lay your ribbon in place, Heatbond side down on the dress and iron to adhere to your dress. 
Leave a couple inches of excess on the top and bottom to fold over and iron to the inside of your collar and bottom hem 
At the waistband leave a couple inch gap between the horizontal stripes, then iron on two vertical stripes around the waist.  
To make the corners tidy, fold the end of vertical stripe over the end of the horizontal stripe. Use Headbond or fabric glue to attach.  Repeat on all four corners. 

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  1. milano mode says:

    this is genius! i love it so much.

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  2. Philothea says:

    where did you get the dress?

  3. Obsessed with this dress! Amazing job! Huge fan of your blog 🙂

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  4. It’s fabulous, and your hair is too good- I love it up like that!

    xo Carlina
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  5. lovely! the dress colour is gorgeous and you’ve really given a lot more life to this dress!

  6. jenni, this is such a great diy! the dress turned out so well and you’re styled perfectly.

  7. Cammie says:

    It’s awesome! great job

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  8. Xeana says:

    Amazing dress! Beautiful hairstyle! Loved this DIY!

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  9. Minnie says:

    the dress is very pretty, I love the colour of it.
    great diy 🙂
    have a nice day ♥

  10. Looking good ! Leather + heat bond = one of my DIY staples this season ! xxx

  11. Lydia says:

    Wow, that came out very pretty ((:

    – L

  12. So creative and fun! I really like the dress. 🙂

    ~Phuong
    http://classypeach.blogspot.com/

  13. Nomadic says:

    you look way better without those dorky glasses you insist on wearing all the time. get some contact lenses girl! show that pretty face!

  14. it turned out to be absolutely beautiful!!! and you look amazing in it!
    brooke @ what2wear

  15. I didn’t realise how easy this was until I read the tutorial, yay for double sided fusing tape. Looks great.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com/

  16. B says:

    the dress was gorgeous before, but you just totally elevated it. great trick and love this D.I.Y!

    -B
    http://www.dressedtoexpress.blogspot.com

  17. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful dress!! Looks fabulous.

  18. Anne says:

    what a nice customisation!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Nice job. Well done. Beautiful dress.

  20. Emma says:

    You look so beautiful in those pictures! (You always do, though.)

  21. Anonymous says:

    You look great. Nice hair and dress. Great job.

  22. Adeola Naomi says:

    WOOOOW!! Super creative!!!!

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  24. Anonymous says:

    I love, love, love this. So creative.

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  30. sanfranista says:

    This is so fun- I love how you took a pretty dress and made it truly special. The hair is such a perfect complement to it as well! I’m now having visions of trying to adapt the feel of it to my pixie cut 😉 Thanks, as always, for the inspiration!

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  43. Looks really nice, I will be trying this myself. Just a little question.. With faux leather.. Does the iron not “kill” it?

    xoxo

  44. Fashion-isha says:

    Okay this one is freaking amazing! You look great!
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