Designer Look for Less: Balmain Beychella Hoodie

Raise your hand if you wish you had the time and money to make every one of Beyonce's outfits during Coachella!  Everything she wore during both nights was inspiring. I absolutely loved everything and wished it was all in my closet. The one thing that I thought I could pull off and create was her hoodie. She wore one in yellow and and another i pink. I chose yellow.

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As soon as I stopped drooling while watching he perform, I went on Amazon and searched for a yellow hoodie. I purchased mine in a medium. I cut the sweater in half just above the pocket. I also removed the waistband with a seam ripper and attached it to the newly cropped hoodie.

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You are probably wondering where I got these letters. Well I freehanded them. I googled different fonts until I find what looked similar to what she had. I researched collegiate varsity letters. Once I found them, I drew them on my paper and cut them out. I used these as my stencils.

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  1. I cut out the letters with white felt and then pink felt for the B and K and yellow felt for the Delta letter.
  2. I glued the colored felt to the white felt
  3. I outlined each letter with black puff paint, so that it stands out even more
  4. I found matching beads and glued them on as well. Once they are glued on, coat them in mod podge to assure that they will stay on.
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I attached (with glue) all of the letters including the black panther (found on Amazon) to a piece of black felt. Once the glue dried, I cut it out leaving a thin black border. I sewed the entire patch to the front of the garment. 

*So here is what I would have done, if I had known. I would have sewed the black felt onto the hoodie and THEN glued the beaded patch to it. The beading and several layers of felt made it difficult to sew on.

And that's it! It was easy and fun! If you plan on making one, please share it on instagram and tag me. I'd love to see you recreate it.