DIY: Trench "All Eyes on Me"

This DIY trench is an easy transformation of a basic garment that comes back every spring to be a must have. I had this one in my wardrobe and was asking for a change. Eye prints have been seen everywhere, on fashion shows and streetstyle looks, so I wanted to make my own version of it and cheer up my trench. I already showed you a preview on my Instagram and the comments were really good, so I hope you like the result and dare to make your own one. Shall we start?

Materials: Trench, textile marker in black, thin brush, blue acrylic paint.

The process of this DIY is simple and quick. First, draw the eyes with the black textile marker all over the part you want to print. Start by drawing just the eye contour (almond shape) so you see the distribution of every shape on the space. Then, draw the eyelashes and the iris. With a thin brush and blue acrylic paint, colour the iris. Leave it dry. Once dry, draw the pupil in the middle of the iris using a black dot with the marker. Iron without stem to fix. And that's it. Ready to wear. Easy, isn't it?

This is my first DIY using a textile marker and I'm pretty satisfied with the result. Doing the eyes contour with it was easier than doing with paint and brush. I was a bit worried to find the ink running through the fabric, but, as the trench cloth is thick, it works really well. It is normally used in cotton T-shirts, but I don't like the result on them, because the fabric is soft and the ink runs. For sure, I'll use it in more DIYs. So stay tuned. Have a nice day!

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  • Jaggwire Jaggwire on Feb 05, 2022

    This is smart. Like it a lot. (One of the eyes, right shoulder area, has no pupil.)

    I might try this with mixed eye colors (greens, hazel, browns, blues). I teach, and I'd love the look.

  • Donald St Louis Donald St Louis on Feb 06, 2022

    I love this idea and will try it once. Thank you for you insight