April 16, 2012

DIY Miu Miu-Inspired Lace Bow Top

Back in January (which feels like eons ago), I spotted Kirsten Dunst on the cover of Lucky Magazine, wearing this Miu Miu top. I again spotted the shirt while browsing Net-A-Porter for inspiration, and kept it in the back of my mind as a potential DIY once I found the right blouse. I knew it had to be out there-- I had seen loads of silky, bright short-sleeved tops at the thrift store before. My last trip thrifting, I found the perfect fuchsia one. With a little black lace, I made my own version for under $10, compared to $590 for the Miu Miu.

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Tools and materials:
Non-stretch blouse (check thrift stores, or places like Forever 21 for tops like this)
4 feet black lace, about 2 inches thick
Liquid stitch or needle and black thread

Begin by making your lace bow. I cut off 6 inches of the lace, and set aside. I then made an infinity symbol-like shape with the longer piece, like below. 

Once I made my bow, I wrapped the shorter piece around the center of the bow, and stitched in place.

I then sewed it onto the neckline of the blouse, tacking the bow in place with a few stitches.


  1. This is a great make - good work!
    Lotts x

  2. Great..!!You have made such a stylish bow and I just like the way you chose the colour of your shirt to wear this bow....Fantastic Effort!!!


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