10.11.2009

The Bee's Knees

Designers must have held a covert brainstorming session this season because embellished tights trotted down runways across the world. From Doo.Ri in New York to Ungaro in Paris and finally Miu Miu in Milan, no accessory complimented winter footwear better than luxurious and blinding stockings. Completing outfits such as Cher Horowitz's yellow plaid skirt suit and Blair Waldorf's take on the classic school uniform, knee highs have never strayed far from the spotlight. Miu Miu got it just right this season with paillette-covered kneesocks that take any old outfit from drab to fab in a flash!


What You'll Need:
Knee socks
Sequins

Seed beads

Scissors

Needle

Thread


First, put your socks on. This ensures the tension of the thread is correct and it will not break when you put them on to wear. Thread your needle and tie a double knot at the end. From the underside of the stockings, stick your needle through and pull. Knot a few more time through the stockings to secure. Start by making three "flowers." Thread a sequin and a bead onto the thread. Go back through the sequin with your thread, and through the socks. You have secured the first sequin!


I found it easiest to poke my needle into the stockings, then come right back up in the next spot for a sequin in one motion so you do not stab yourself! To make a flower start with the center sequin, then attach the "branches" in a circle around the center. Add the ending "petals" last. To tie off the thread, simply tie a double knot around the underside of a sequin. Make three (or more) separate flowers down the length of the sock.


Next, add random sequins down the entire front of the socks. Keep the sequins concentrated on the front top half of the sock, then place them more sporadically as you move down and outward.

Worn with vintage Prada suede wedges
xx,CC

14 comments:

Cypriotchick said...

LOVE this great way to brighten up boring white school socks :D

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Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Whoa..those are AWESOME! Man, I really need to find some free time to make these, they're fabulous! I'll be linking.

Cafe Fashionista said...

These are fabulous. I am so going to DIY this. You should check out Lulu's (lulus.com) - they literally have a knit hat that would match these to a T (the color, embellishment, everything)! :)

simplycheapchic said...

such a cute DIY project! you did a great job!

-Simply Cheap Chic

agatiszka said...

I love your blog, I watched all your posts and your ideas are great!!

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IdStyle said...

awesome work. I tried to make these socks a few weeks ago for myself and did not have the dedication to actually sit down and sew each bead on. But yours look so good i might have to start up the project again.

Vanessa said...

wow this is so creative! I love the sequins, always wondered how exactly to go about making them.

la petite fashionista said...

these socks are absolutely gorgeous! what the perfect fall diy :) glad to see your diys back!

Margaux. said...

love it, must DIY this

TheShoeGirl said...

Ahhhh! SO adorable! :D

Geek+Nerd said...

super cool - thanks for sharing!

Chirley Maria. said...

show!

BNN said...

Wow love the socks and Love all your DIY projects, will be visting often.

fix credit said...

great looking socks thanks for posting