Swallowed in the sea (DIY Miu Miu Collar)

June 25, 2010




DIY Miu Miu sparrow collar, F21 top, Talula lace bralette, Zara shorts and belt, Aldo wedges










You will need:
A pair of scissors
A dress shirt (the collar)
A printer
Iron transfer on sheets
An iron
A pillowcase

1. Cut out a collar from a dress shirt (preferably, one that has been used and that you don’t mind cutting up).
2. Pick a template. You can use: this or this. You can either add colour to it using photoshop or leave it as it is if you are printing it onto a dark coloured collar. When finished, print out the template on an iron transfer on sheet (usually best if you test it a few times before hand using the normal 8x11 blank paper in order to find the perfect size).
3. Cut the print out.
4. Check for fit.
5. Position your transfer image face down on the collar.
6. Lay your collar on a pillowcase on a firm, hard surface.
7. Iron the print onto the collar using firm pressure for about 15-20 seconds.
8. When the collar is cool, gently peel the paper from the back.

I love this easy Miu Miu DIY. The collar works as an accessory piece and you can pair it with almost anything. Of course, it would be slightly harder for me since I decided on changing the colour of my sparrows to pink. Well, I am hoping to make the cat collar eventually. It was my initial plan, but I decided against it since everyone has been doing a DIY on the cat print. Haha, I originally called the bird prints “swallows” until I realized the template I used were actually “sparrows”. Either way, they both have wings so it doesn’t really matter.

I swear I have been living off of the same few pieces: lace top, lace bralette, trousers, bustiers, trouser shorts, and leggings. I apologize for the lack of freshness in my outfits. I’m pretty sure many of you have witnessed the same items thrown around in multiple posts of mine. When I love a piece, I wear it until it tears so bare with me!

I feel as though I’ve been posting quite a bit lately. My beloved blog, I love you too much. Either that or I just have to fill in my spare time in the afternoon before leaving for work.

50 comments:

  1. i LOVe that collar. its so adorable.
    great DIY.
    and that outfit looks amazinngg.<3

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  2. I want that collar!
    I definitely know the feeling of wearing pieces you love over and over, you can't help it! You're just drawn back.

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  3. great DIY, totally look like the real deal :) I went to Aritzia last night and spotted those bralettes on sale for $22. Urgh, but I couldn't bring myself to buy at least one :( I'll wait until the price goes down a bit more :p

    www.monochromachic.com

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  4. This is such a fantastic DIY! The end result is wonderful!

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  5. what an easy-to-do fun diy :) it looks fantastic! i love the shade of pink you used

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  6. WOW! that's an amazing DIY! i wish i had more times to invest in DIYs...but i'm always so lazy! haha! this is great! : ) maybe when i come back to Toronto I'll give it a try! : )

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  7. it's simply amazing!
    LOVE IT

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  8. I LOVE the DIY, I have to try this one day this summer!

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  9. this is so creative - and it turned out really cute. great job!

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  10. You're so talented, I don't think I'd ever come up with such a lovely idea! :o)

    x

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  11. Your are wonderfull!!
    I do like your creation!
    I just can do a batik, lol!

    me,

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  12. Girl, you are so creative and original, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style and im now following ya, xoxo

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  13. i love the DIY COLLAR! it's completely brilliant!

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  14. Nice DIY!
    And wow wouldn't have known to wear a bralette like that.

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  15. Ah I love that DIY collar ! Really creative :3 . And I loooooove the wedges, adorable. You've got a cute smile, love your blog :) .

    xxxxxx'

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  16. Sweeeeet DIY. I wonder if there's a stencil for the naked lady print...haha

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  17. Awesome DIY! What will you do with iron transfers?

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  18. reaççy good job
    i love it!
    xx

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  19. I love the idea of iron transfers! You can do so much with them - I'm totally inspired. I like how you used the light pink colour - it's very fresh and subtle.

    ShopTOLive.ca

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  20. Turned out great. Very sweet, loves it x x

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  21. Thanks for your sweet comment:)

    Hope you're following:)


    http://thebrunetteworld.blogspot.com/

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  22. wow! I'm fascinated of all your pictures and of your blog! I love it. I follow you! Hugs!

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  23. girl seriously make me one. I will buy it!! i don't have the time to make it.

    love,
    buttonsandbowsla.com

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  24. That is so awesome how you made the collar I would probably mess up somehow:D The outfit is super cute btw!

    chicinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  25. awesome DIY dear :D i love it :D nice blog

    thx for your comment

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  26. awesome DIY! this is so cute!!

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  27. Cute DIY! Nice blog btw. And thanks for stopping by!=)

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  28. super cute! spotlight on the diy! :D

    xx

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  29. no more bra over shirt pls.

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  30. ^ i second that.

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  31. the best DIY ive ever seen! I cant wait to try to make one of these in a cat & sparrow. thanks a lot! :)

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  32. you're soo cute and your diy is amazin... too bad i really suck at doing diy; hence, i am so bad at following instructions.

    haha, btw i have the same talula bra! i have to agree that i just cant get enough of aritzia :S have you gone to their sale yet ?

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  33. Wow this is a fabulous idea!
    Looks brillant
    Vanilah xx

    www.vanilah.blogspot.com

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  34. you m'dear, are soooo clever <3

    Also thanks for visiting my blog, I have been inactive because of internet speed but I am back and I appreciate your constant support xoxo

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  35. This is cute! What kind of paper and ink is best for this? I'd love to try out this DIY :) Wouldnt it be great to do this on shoes?? I just love those Miu Miu sparrow platforms.

    -Gayle
    www.gayleisvolatile.blogspot.com

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  36. the coolest DIYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
    I shal try it out

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  37. that collar is really cute, but the outfit's just not working for me. too much on top

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