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heybabyboombah
« on: April 19, 2013 11:02:31 AM »

After trying a chevron dress on at Target and deciding I could make a better dress using stuff I already had lying around, I made this dress. I am so happy with how it came out.



I drafted the pattern and painted the stripes myself, which was really fun and came out better than I really expected it to. I've had a lot of luck painting stripes on fabric before, I think because using masking tape always makes nice clean lines with no bleeding (as opposed to stenciling, which I've had hit or miss experiences with.) Has anyone else painted stripes on fabric before? It's so nice to have so much control over the colors when you do.
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013 11:30:29 AM »

The dress looks real good on you. I suppose you painted the fabric before cutting it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013 11:59:25 AM »

I love it ! The shape, the stripes, really well done Smiley

I tried stenciling too, but it was not neat.

I don't know what colour to use though. And how it holds the washing.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013 03:03:03 PM »

cool idea to paint the chevron on there.  Very pretty dress!
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013 05:45:00 PM »

What a great dress. It is so cool that you painted the stripes yourself.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013 11:11:54 AM »

The dress looks real good on you. I suppose you painted the fabric before cutting it.

Thank you! I actually painted it after cutting.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013 11:33:43 AM »

I love that you painted the fabric yourself, and using two different line weights is such a great custom quality. What type of paint did you use?

That mint color is so nice on you. Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013 04:04:37 PM »

Just used acrylic craft paint. I've mixed textile medium in before but I've also found that it's not necessary, once you wash it the paint softens up and you can't tell it's not dyed or printed.
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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2013 12:36:24 PM »

HOLY....IMPRESSIVO! You PAINTED those stripes? I loved the dress before you even mentioned the fact that you have mad Chevron striping skills :OP . Wowzer. It is fitted and shaped very nicely. This os pretty awesome, if ya ask me.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2013 03:36:19 PM »

Very nicely done! I would never have guessed the stripes were painted on! They're so even and look great. Plus the color is fantastic. and the shape of the dress is very nice as well.
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