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« on: March 02, 2011 08:00:08 PM »

Hi!  First let me say, my dress pales in comparison to all the lovely things I see on this forum.

I did February's Thing-A-Day challenge.  This is a dress I designed and made out of black jersey knit.  I then sketched a design on it with tailor's chalk, took some soft/matte fabric paint and painted away.  The picture shown is before I gave the belt a second coat of white paint.

Thanks for looking  =)

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2011 08:34:56 PM »

Oh my gosh. I love the design on it! I wish I could draw. lol

It maybe simple, but it's still quite gorgeous and nicely done. Smiley

« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011 05:10:55 AM »

Thank you.  Smiley

It was more like doodling on a larger scale.  I bet you could do it!  And it's super easy to "erase" the chalk sketch if you don't quite like it.

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011 07:01:19 AM »

An original piece of wearable art!

I bet this catches on...it is gorgeous!

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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011 03:16:33 PM »

wow it looks awesome!
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011 09:56:44 PM »

love it! :-)

Just wondering if the fabric has stretch and if so what happens to the designs when it does??
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2011 06:20:18 PM »

love it! :-)

Just wondering if the fabric has stretch and if so what happens to the designs when it does??

Thanks! Smiley

It's flexible enough that it does well stretching. It's a little crisp but not to the point where I think it would crack.  While painting it, I stretched it a bit around some cardboard.  You want to make sure there's cardboard between the front and back because the paint does soak through the fabric but I noticed it's not at all itchy on the inside against my skin.

« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2011 05:16:46 AM »

I'm very impressed! Your design of the dress is so neat and chic and the design of the leaves is beautiful! Very inspiring!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2011 08:06:52 AM »

Less is More!!!  That's a most exquisite dress...simply lovely!!  You did an awesome job on the painting.....I cheat for designs on fabric and use stencils most of the time  Embarrassed  You did a fabulous job handchalking it, be proud!  Kiss

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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011 08:20:13 AM »

Your dress came out really nice, I dont think it pales in comparison!

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