fashion friday: diy gold feathered shoulders

This week I fancied a grey shirt with gold feathered shoulders. The nineties are back people, and there is nothing you or I can do about it.

For this project I used:

1 grey shirt, cropped-ish (I got mine from Mr. Price!) That’s like Old Navy for all you ‘mericans. I got a cropped-ish specifically so I could wear it with my high waisted pants (like above) or my pleated black midi skirt and a loud skinny belt.

1/8 yard vinyl (any color)

spray paint (gold)

needle and thread


First I cut my vinyl into shapes like so. I made about 50. It’s not an exact science, shape and size wise.

Like many things on this blog, I took them outside and spray painted them. I picked gold. Black would look nice too. 

Then I put on my shirt and marked where I wanted the shoulder pad thingies to start with a pin. Then I started sewin’. About 5 or 6 in a row closer to the top, and 4ish towards the bottom. Again, this is not an exact science nor is it Project Runway.

Et Voila!

The only lame thing about this project is my pictures. I’m sorry. Sometimes the stars, lighting and photographer availability don’t align. Maybe I’ll re-photograph it and add it later on. When I wear it I feel like I have cool bird shoulder wings. It’s like an extremely less severe version of this shirt that Kim Kardashian was wearing. And when it comes to Kim Kardashian, it’s always a good bet to be less extreme than her.