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:
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.