Met Gala Inspired DIY: Oversized Sequin Embellished Pocket

{Image via the Daily Mail}

Last night was the Met Gala in New York and THANK GOD was streaming the red carpet live because my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail. Who needs to get all fancy and mingle on fashion’s hottest red carpet with loads of celebrities and designers while they can sit at their desk in this seasons chicest sweats and watch the carpet online while munching on  gold fish? And what a show it was! So many amazing gowns. I loved all the yellow and the metallics. Even everyone favorite current obsession peplum showed up for the festivities.

The Met Gala is all about inspiration and when Gwyneth Paltrow hit the carpet in her Prada mini (side boob and all) I was instantly inspired. Her oversized sequin pockets were screaming DIY me!!!!!! Now the last thing I need is a sequin pocket sitting on my hip but I used her dress as inspiration to glam up a plain white tee.

Materials: Shirt, Sequin Fabric, Iron On Hem Tape, Scissors, An Iron

Delicately cut the sequin fabric to your desired pocket size.

I left my pocket squared you might want to round the edges. If the sequins are falling off the edges apply a small amount of clear fingernail polish to keep them in place, but once you apply them to the shirt they should all stay in place.

Now it’s really important that for this next part you follow the directions that came with your iron on hem tape.

Place the hem tape on 3 of the 4 edges leaving the top edge open to create a pocket. Here’s a DIYer’s tip…in order to protect the sequins from melting DO NOT iron directly onto the sequin fabric. Place a light cotton fabric between the iron and the sequins.

Bloop… Sequin pocket!

Plain white tee with DIY sequin pocket pairs great with my denim on denim

25 responses

  1. Brina

    I love this. Simple,easy,and mega cute!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm

  2. Always inspiring Girl!!!!!!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:24 pm

  3. JoJoPie

    so cute!!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:26 pm

  4. Love this!! You are so quick. Where’d you find the sequin fabric? Can you get it at Joann’s or Michaels?

    May 8, 2012 at 12:33 pm

  5. Marykay

    you’re rockin’ it!!

    May 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

  6. So cute !

    May 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

  7. robin

    So perfect! Am going to doing this asap! I was just looking at a scrap of Sequin fabric and knew there was something I could do with it but wasn’t coming up with anything! You are brilliant! P.s yours looks amazing om you!

    May 8, 2012 at 1:23 pm

  8. Awesome DIY Love it!

    May 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

  9. Mady

    love the Oversized Sequin Embellished Pocket! amazing DIY! you look great!


    May 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm

  10. This is cool! I like the sequin fabric you decided to use too 🙂

    May 9, 2012 at 4:09 am

  11. Is there anything that you can’t D.I.Y.?? LOL! Seriously though…this tee turned out great!

    May 9, 2012 at 6:14 am

  12. LOVE THIS IDEA! Too cute!

    May 9, 2012 at 7:43 am

  13. Shireen

    Super cute!!!!! On my to do list! Kristen I need a teen friendly DIY on a denim vest or jacket…any ideas?

    May 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

    • Using buttons, blingy earring, studs to embellish that denim jacket collar is a MUST! Good luck xoxo

      May 9, 2012 at 8:25 am

  14. Alana

    I absolutely adore this!.. I just went and purchased my fabric a couple of seconds ago!. Thank-you for your inspiration once again!!

    May 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

  15. So simple and do-able! I love your DIYs!!


    May 9, 2012 at 11:04 am

  16. Love it!! Sequin pocket is absolutely what I need!!

    May 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

  17. great idea! i love you and your blog :*

    my DIY blog–>

    May 10, 2012 at 2:46 am

  18. great idea! i love you and your blog :*

    my DIY blog–>

    May 10, 2012 at 2:49 am

  19. Definitely going to try this one out.

    May 10, 2012 at 10:35 am

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  21. I love this cant wait to try this

    May 23, 2012 at 12:17 pm

  22. fati

    tres joli travail

    June 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

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  24. ChicTrends

    Very cool! Must try this now!

    May 2, 2013 at 8:21 am

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