Friday, May 27, 2011

diy: Studded Trench Coat (Burberry Inspired)



There's a really good chance you've seen the amazing studded trench coats from Burberry's Spring 2011 line. I think it goes without saying they're pretty awesome:



Burberry.com, SS11 Runway Collection


Left to right:

$7,295
$5,795
$12,995

Even if I had that pocket change laying around, I don't think I could ever bring myself to drop that much on one jacket. So what do I do? Make my own, of course. See how I did it, below:


I came across this trench coat-esque jacket a few months ago at TJ Maxx. It was $19.99 and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.


I have a huge stash of studs by default, but you can find studs all over the internet - my absolute favorite source for studs is Studs-and-Spikes.com ! They have a really awesome selection. You can also try Ebay or Etsy, or even take apart some old studded belts.

I used 3 different kinds of silver spike and cone studs; each of them had prongs that are meant to pierce through fabric, and bent in with pliers.






A step-by-step for this project would be extremely redundant, so here's a quick run through of what I did:

On each side of the sleeve's seam, I made 2 columns of studs - so 4 columns total - starting at the shoulders. I used round nose pliers to bend in the prongs. When all was said and done, there was a total of 16 rows; I made the first top half entirely of the bigger cone studs, while the second half consisted of two kinds of cone studs.


For the most part I eyeballed the placement of the studs, but I also used a ruler and a charcoal pencil for some more of the meticulous measuring between studs.



I decided to cover the pockets with leather, so I traced the pocket flaps onto soft black leather. I might add some additional leather elements to the coat at a later date.




I'm thinking of completely replacing the belt with a black leather material; the fabric of this belt is much too thin and scrunches up at random places (as you can see above)...But one step at a time! I'm just glad to have finished the tedious studding part.


I actually started this back in April but only just got around to finishing it...but you know I'll definitely be pulling this out again in the fall. I totally give 100% of the inspiration for this project straight to Burberry. Also to the fact that I'm not a millionaire.

Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Go for it!

Xo, Kirsten

  

93 comments:

  1. This is completely amazing!! I've been mesmerized by those Burberry jackets....now I need to make one too! Killer job Kirsten!!!
    xoxo
    Lia

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  2. Gail, you kick ass <3
    miss you!
    Sarah

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  3. I love this, I love this, I love this! Amazing job. I might have to make a summer project of this since jackets/coats are bound to be on sale by now! :]

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  4. AMAZING!!!!! i love love love this!!! you are awesome..

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  5. ^ Molly, really good point - now would be the perfect time to pick up something for the fall!

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  6. Looking good. I'm not good with putting studs on clothing only shoes. I'll have to put this on the list to try later.

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  7. NICE one! This totally kills the one done on P.S. I made this. You really stepped up to the plate and showed how it should be done. Props for not using glue!
    Keep up the awesome DIY's!
    Sarah

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  8. this is increadibly awesome! im so gonna try this if i find the right coat

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  9. Wowza! love your version! $12,995 for a coat..that is craziness! seriously. I think if you replaced the belt with black leather material it would tie it all together and look RAd.

    XO Lindsay @ Delighted Momma

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  10. You're INTENSE with your creative ability, but this just surpassed everything you've ever done. this is definitely kick ass.

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  11. You're amazing! This is wonderful

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  12. you. are. amazing. this is exactly why i'm one of your biggest fans.

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  13. amazing!!!!!!! it looks so good!!!!

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  14. Wow it looks sooo good. I wish there would be a place to get studs here in germany

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  15. amazing !
    like it a lot :)

    xo lala

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  16. OMG I loooooooooooveeee the work you did !!! Thank you for the inspiration :), I'm gonna do it too

    love your blog
    kiss

    www.tokyoblondes.blogspot.com

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  17. O gosh, You're just so creative!!

    x x x

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  18. Omg. U r amazing. O__o
    Looks so good!

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  19. You are the best DIYer I have seen on blogger :)

    xxx

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  20. Love it! Since I saw Emma Watson rocking this, it has been on my to-do, still looking for my 19.99 find ^_^

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  21. Cool. I liked it too.
    http://prisonerofashion.blogspot.com

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  22. Absolutely amamazing! I was already considering makeing one but now I'm even more inspired!

    XO Sahra
    EFfortlessCool.wordpress.com

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  23. So cool! Oh, definitely, it was a great idea! :)

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  24. that is so cool, i love what you have done to the coat!!
    xx

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  25. great idea!
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  26. wow! That's soo coolios~ I totally wanna try now~

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  27. Um Kirsten words can't even describe how amaze you are!! This is BA-NA-NAS!!! totally killed ps I made this' version ;)

    xx
    http://www.iletaitunefois.com.au

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  28. This is amazing! The question now is do I customise my classic Zara trench I never wear, or buy a cheapie to stud-out!? x

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  29. I love it!

    Loves,
    Rowan

    www.redreidinghood.blogspot.com

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  30. amazing DIY! now i want such a coat too :D

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  31. Hello! I just discovered your blog and I am in love! You are one kick arse DIY-er!

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  32. OH I really loove it!

    love,
    Becky

    www.thefashionnerd.com

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  33. Great coat, great diy <3
    I've actually seen another diy for this coat, but it was done using toothpicks instead of studs. This looks a heap more practical!
    Ps, I'm having a JEFFREY CAMPBELL GIVEAWAY on my blog, check it out if you're interested. xx Like a Lizard on a Window Pane

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  34. This is incredibly FABULOUS!!!!!

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  35. i love it! it looks fabulous. im all about spikes and studs

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  36. Wow this is great. Pretty much a cheap DIY with an expensive look!

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  37. what a great blog! you are soooo inspirational! i would love to see what your opinions on my blog are! so if you could check it out i would really apprieciate it. :)

    follow me?
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  38. Oh Gosh u're fantastic.. What great idea to add studds to ur trench... i love it.
    Sorry for my bad English, i'm Italian!
    I'm following ur blog...

    http://sweetpinkmacaron.blogspot.com/

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  39. YOU HAVE SUCH STYLE!
    THIS WAS ONE OF MY FAVE DIY ON THIS STUDDED TRENCH THING. LOVE THE TOUCH OF LEATHER

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  40. i visited your blog and i like your DIY s ;)
    love from Türkiye..

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  41. I actually love your version more than the designer ones :) great idea the jacket looks fab x x

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  42. SO excited to try this! Thanks for spreading your genius!

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  43. Holy H-E-DoubleHockeySticks I LOVE THIS!!!!!

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  44. Oh my gosh, I love your blog! It's so charming! AND THIS IS AWESOME!!! I never even thought of this!! I was hoping we could follow and friend each other! Thanks!
    <3eimi
    http://shiikwaasaababy.blogspot.com

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  45. You are incredibly talented girl!
    Burberry is the bomb! Great blog and now most definitely following :)

    Natasha,xx

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  46. I also love your earrings!!

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  47. Wow, this is a truly creative blog. Nice job! Check out mine!
    www.lovelyshopgirl.blogspot.com

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  48. This is really a lovely idea! and btw love love your blog :)

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  49. This is brilliant!!! Looks time consuming though :(

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  50. This is fabulous!! Love it!

    xo jess
    http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

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  51. Hey
    I just found your blog!!
    It's amazing.. full of new ideas!!!
    I like it ;)

    I follow you ;)

    Kisses
    from Milan
    Giulia
    www.thesmileybow.blogspot.com

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  52. That looks amazing! You did such a good job and it's just the right amount of studs.

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  53. WOOOW! I always want to create new clothes but I'm afraid of do it so bad, but your trench looks amazing! xo

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  54. What a beautiful blog! Im glad I found you!

    P.S. I'm hosting a great giveaway and I thought you might like it.

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  55. awesome :) looks soooo good :)

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  56. Great job! I love how jour jacket looks! PERFECT! :D

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  57. You did an incredible job!! This is amazing.

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  58. LOVE this jacket! It's so creative and the finished product looked great!

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  59. Hi kirsten.. you did a really good job woow!!!
    I've made something like this on a grey blazer.
    I really like it on a trench coat.
    I took a look at studs-and-spikes.com but i live in holland and don't have paypall so that sucks, because i can't order them.

    but anyway you did a great job i love it!!
    x loes

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  60. HI Kirsten! I absolutely love this project and tutorial. I've been wanting to try it FOREVER! I think you and I have a similar love of studs, I feel like they go with everything : ) can't wait to see more Fall posts.

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  61. OMG i've been drooling over this coat for the past year & here you are w/ an amazing tutorial, so I can actually afford to get my own!

    thank yooouuuu :)

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  62. Totally awesome! I would wear that! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  63. OMG I loooove this!! Forever 21 has a great trench right now for like 10 bucks!!! I have to do this! Thanks for the tutorial!

    xxM
    Fringe Fries Blog

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  64. OMG love this look the coat looks awesome;) -m

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  65. I just posted a link to this project on my blog at: http://sophiedoll-katiegirl.blogspot.com/2011/12/bring-on-gold.html

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  66. so awesome! might try this with my own spring trench :) - great blog!

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  67. OMG ah-mazing!!! i've been studding loads of shit lately and gonna start my project on leather jacket tonight! so excited:D

    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com/
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  68. Holy crap. $13,000? Awesome alternative.

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  69. OMG. $13,000? This is an awesome alternative.

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  70. Hey, I was wondering what are the pointy studs that you used called?

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  71. hi :) I was thinking of studding some clothing as well I wonder which size of studs did you use on studsanspikes.com ? thank youu :)

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  72. Absolutely fabulous. Looks great. I'm totally gonna do this

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  73. These look fab, I have a question - does the inside parts where they close rub on your skin at all?

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  74. Wow, very creative. I Love it so much that i have post it on my blog. I hope its all right

    have a look.

    http://allabouttara.com/trend-report-studded-fashion/

    xx

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  75. Wow, these look amazing! I'll have to order some studs for projects like this.

    kookyquirkycute.blogspot.com

    Keep up the good work!! xx

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  76. deadly jobby!!!!!!!!!i wont be board in the summer hols now!this adds to loads of DIY projects im gonna do!!!!thank you!please put something cool up on your site again!

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  77. I am drooling over this jacket. It looks incredible. I cannot wait to try this project!

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  78. I'm pretty sure I found that exact same jacket for free at my school when everyone was moving out and getting rid of stuff for summer. Nice idea!

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  79. omg your blog is sooo beautiful! you have the most coolest blog ever! love it! xx www.jelijnsaskiadesign.blogspot.com

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  81. What a cool trench! I really like your blog, you're so lucky to live somewhere where you can find great crafting supplies!! :)
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  82. wow must have been a lot of work! i just got into the hang of studding.

    dreaming-in-colour.blogspot.com

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  83. this is increadibly awesome! im so gonna try this if i find the right coat

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