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to be honest, because it's such an ostentatious jacket, I wouldn't get the beading done by hand (if this is the style you wanted). I would buy an old marching band jacket and rip off (ie cut the stitches) of those things (don't know the word. What this beading is meant to resemble) or I would buy strips in a similar style from a fabric store.

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^^ great idea for the military jacket!!!! This is such a cool thread, I'm loving it!!!

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oh you mean like tassels and braid instead of the beads

i think i've seen those at fabric shops, in silver thread even

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target has a 35$ go international vest that you could embellish!!!
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this might be the cheapest way to go about approximating the balmain look.

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thats a great look above. i actually thought the lines were silver braids, not sequins. its easy to find them on crafstores or fabric shops and they are cheap. As long as they are tubular and thick i think theyll look great and almost the same, at least from far away hehe.

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I saw a black blazer at h&m that would be great to do this with!!!!

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get a couple of tennis balls and stitch them into the shoulders of your jacket

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haha good idea!!!

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ahaha!! thats kinda what i tried doing. i bought this 3/4 length beige blazer from H&M, the shoulder pads werent balmain enough for me so i tried putting some of my socks under the shoulders!! ahahaha it kinda worked....until they fell out

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how funny hahaha! i just pictured someone with the jacket on a crooked shoulder from the socks falling and moving haha.

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You should permanently attach the socks to the shoulders of the jacket somehow.

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would cutlets work to create the shoulder? the things you stick in your bra to make your boobs look bigger?

my sister has small ones that are very similar to the balmain shoulder shape. i think you were skilled enough, you could create a pocket of sorts on the interior of an existing blazer and sew the cutlet into the shoulder of the jacket. it's prominent, but soft at the same time...not as big and boxy as standard shoulder pads.

BTW, where do we get the studs used for the blazer? any fabric shop or is there a place online?

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I think you should try the cutlet thing and tell us if it works, cuz I would love to know. I would try a favric store for the studs, they probably sell them there.

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studsandspikes.com is a good resource for metal studs.

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