Hand-Painted, Hand-Made Artsy Dress

Updated on Sep 01, 2009
silver ring Forever21 accessories - black clutch patent Newport-News accessories
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carlyjcais 's Thoughts:

(handmade DIY dress, Icing by Claire’s belt, Newport-News patent clutch, Forever21 ring, Nine West heels)

I made the dress using Simplicity 3747. I altered the pattern to create a voluminous pleat in the front, made an A-line shape to the skirt, and extended the lining so that it shows at the bottom.

I painted brushstrokes on the bottom using Tulip brand matte soft fabric paints (they don’t dry completely stiff and hard like most fabric paints, but they still, IMHO, add a little too much stiffness to the fabric for it to look “natural.”) These are really carefully done…and I had to do it twice to get it just right. I used Ebony, Lime, and Cornflower Blue, if I remember correctly.

Read full post at:

http://chicsteals.blogspot.com/2009/07/painted-manhe-haunts-my-dreams.html

Thanks for looking!
xoxo
Carly

Comments (10)

danny67
danny67 on January 02
beautiful ^^
hii_live
hii_live on February 02
your hair is AWESOME
carlyjcais
carlyjcais on September 07
Thank you so much guys! (And any of you can replicate this style by just brushing some fabric paint onto a white dress from anywhere...it was that simple!) Thanks for the comments! xoxox Carly
Bennie52491
Bennie52491 on September 07
CUTE N CLEAN CUT
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on September 03
the dress is so beautiful!!
enes
enes on September 03
that dress is awesome!!! well done!! u'r very talented =)
iamdenie
iamdenie on September 02
i so love the dress! gorgeous! :D
BrodyKushner
BrodyKushner on September 02
Hot dress! I think I'll follow your blog!
pemora
pemora on September 02
you are so freaking talented....
swinginthelobby
swinginthelobby on September 02
How awesome that you made this dress! I just took a sewing class over the summer and am shopping for a sewing machine now. I hope to be able to make dresses for myself soon! I LOVE the paint strokes on this. Great job.
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