Lifestyle & Parenting

DIY: Shoulder Pads

February 19, 2009

How-to create springs signature sharp shoulders.

When it comes to fashion, its inevitablethe 80s always make a comeback.
And right on cue, designers (think Balmain,
Paul Gaultier
and Christian
showed some serious shoulder lift for spring. But since now
is not the time to invest in trend pieces, create your own sharp
shoulders at home.

1. Head to Fabricland and pick up a pair of shoulder pads ($4.20), the
ones with round edges on both sides work best.

2. Fold each one over and hand-sew it together adding more height.

3. Take a plain top of your choice, preferably, one without shoulder
seams like an American Apparel long-sleeve (pictured, $28) and in front
of a mirror, slide the folded shoulder pads under the top, round side
out and pin them right at your shoulders edge (the new look is more
sci-fi and less Dynasty).

4. Hand-sew only the edge closest to the neckline that way, if you
decide you want more lift, you can fold the other side of the pad one
more time, creating a higher hump.

And when the fad fades, dump the pads.



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