P.S.- Join the the mod squad. This season, my friends at WHO WHAT WEAR and I are massive Mondrian fans…craving classic grid patterns. YSL created iconic mod styles using the Mondrian grid, and this Fall Prada is taking note. Follow in the footsteps of Prada’s bold pattern, seen on the FW11 runways, and get inspired to create a version of your own.
Here’s how: Cut the sleeves off of a t-shirt , at the seams (or use a tank if you already have). Measure and cut strips of navy ribbon. The length of ribbon should be one inch longer than the shirt on each side. Leaving extra ribbon is always best, you can always trim the excess. Use a ruler to measure equal distance between each “line” (will vary depending on your size shirt). Apply small amount of fabric glue to the back of the ribbon and place vertically, dabbing with your fingers to set. Cut shorter strips to cross horizontally, again making sure the ribbon is evenly spaced to create your grid pattern. Cut small squares of raspberry red colored ribbon. *P.S.- DIY tip! Use clear nail polish to keep the ends from fraying! Glue squares on the intersections of the navy ribbon grid.
For the collar and button detail, first create a paper collar template. Measure with a ruler and create a collar that is about 2 inches wide (depending on size of your shirt). Use the guide you made to cut out the felt. Cut a straight strip the same width as the collar and the same length as your shirt - to create the side panel. Glue both collar and strip of felt onto shirt using a moderate amount of glue, setting with your hands, and letting dry for approx. 10-15 minutes before sewing on buttons. Sew buttons onto collar and along the felt strip. Lastly, trim any long pieces of ribbon and/or felt that are hanging off the edges- and you are ready to join the Prada parade!