It's hard to call out our favorite piece from the 3.1 Phillip Lim resort collection-how can we when there are so many covetable items to choose from?-but the designer's playfully embellished knits are definitely at the top of our list. Thanks to the addition of hand-painted antique beads, the Embellished Wool Sweater ($550) went from cold-weather basic to of-the-moment statement piece.
You can imagine our delight when Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This showed us how easy it is to make our very own inspired-by version. Some intermediate sewing skills are required, but with the help of a few ingredients and steps, you'll have an equally dazzling piece in no time at all! Read on for all the important details.-Jessica Baker, with Nicole Shoohed
-We recommend recycling a sweater you already own, but if you want to try this project on a new pullover, Forever 21's 3/4 Sleeve Sweater ($15.50) is an affordable option.
-Glass Beads ($7-$9 per strand, you'll need approximately four strands (one stand for each type of bead) for this project)
-10mm x 1.5mm Gold-Plated Round End Tube Beads ($2)
1. Lay your sweater on a large flat surface.
2. Place the glass and tube beads on the front side of sweater creating a geometric pattern.
3. Using a needle and thread, stich the beads onto the sweater.