I had this amazingly soft black knit and knew that I wanted to make a simple black dress with it. I just used a pattern I had created from an existing dress (I also used that same pattern to make this dress). Once it was completed, I knew it was lacking something. So I hit up my local Jo-anns for trim inspiration and found the most amazing gold spike trim. Spikes have a tendency to to be pretty loud, so adding it just to the shoulders gave it a little extra oomph without going too far. Just a little pop of color on the shoe and that’s pretty much all that was needed!
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stud trim (I got mine at Jo-anns but couldn’t find it online. Sometimes their store has a better selection so it’s worth taking a look)
basic black dress (this one would work great! If you wanted it shorter it would be easy to hem. And only $20!)
This trim is great because you can cut it to be as long as you need! It is 2″ wide, and each of my shoulder pieces were 3″ long. I attached the studs by sewing in-between the 1st and 2nd row of studs all around the rectangle.
*I’ll also note that I washed the dress and the studs stayed gold. I was a little worried the color wouldn’t stay on after getting them wet, but I didn’t have a problem.