DIY Upcycle: Deco Hime Lolita Winter Boots

how to deco plain uggs to go with sweet lolita coords

Some projects just seem to take longer than others, even if they are very simple to make. I am happy that I can, at long last, check this one off my to-do list. This deco hime UGG boot transformation started last winter. You might even remember this Mood Board post I made to kick it off. But, something just didn’t feel right and I ended up shelfing them. What was bugging me was that the lace was looking sloppy and the ribbons were not balanced. It all felt rather lazy looking and not the level of quality I strive for in my work.

My how things have changed. I pushed all the embellishments just a little further and think it made a big difference.

for the hime look make pink ribbons covered in flowers and hot glue them to the boots

I added an additional row of lace to the original, a lace that is more substantial so that it has a stronger presence on the boots. I also alternated the placement of the pink ribbons so that the larger one is on top and the smaller ones lower and to the side. This gave the composition more balance. I also think it will be more comfortable without the large ribbon on the seam. Especially since that seam will deal with a lot of movement when worn.

its easiest to hotglue the ribbons, lace and charms to the ugg boots

A little overdue, but now I am ready for winter!! Well almost ready, still have a coat project that has been lingering for an even longer time than these cutie boots did. Need to get cracking on the coat to match them!!

sparkle roses

Mood Board: Angelic Pretty Badges

angelic pretty badges and accessories

Appliques, patches, badges, call them what you wish, when done right they add the finishing touch to cute fashion and accessories.  And the superstar of sweet, Angelic Pretty, uses them liberally in their designs.  It amazes me how much cute can be packed into these miniature masterpiece.

Maybe it was Girls Scouts that got me hooked, no idea, but I’ve had a love affair with patches for a very very long time.  What I most appreciate is that Angelic Pretty doesn’t just sew them on, but uses them to make a statement.  The same beret, ribbon or bow just wouldn’t be the same without the badge.

Would be fun to someday design my own.  I have seen companies online that can do small runs.  For the time being I’ll stick to the art of deco on commercial badges.