March 22, 2011

S = Sailors Stripes!

Here's the finished result for the hand painted navy stripe summer blouse:

Before and after!


Bottom seam

Flat fell side seams

It was so easy! I used Setacolor Pebeo fabric paint in Indigo blue and a regular flat paintbrush and went to town. After letting each side of the blouse dry for one hour I set the paint by throwing it in the dryer on high heat for 60 min. Hopefully the stripes will stay after the first wash...

6 comments:

  1. this is great! I've been wanting to do the same thing but with a thick fabric marker. I've seen a lot of kids tops out there with a similar look (but of course printed) and they are so adorable! This top is so nice I'm definitely encourage to give the marker a try!

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  2. Oh! This is awesome - I love it! I might have to copy this idea, it's just too good. Let us know how well the stripes stay after you wash it...

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  3. So cute!I can't wait to see it modeled!

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  4. Just found you on Sew Retro. I love your top. The stripes are awesome. You may want to iron the stripes as well on high heat to set the paint if you are worried, but I think the dryer should have worked!

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  5. Thanks Rebecca! Ironing on as well is a great advice.

    I will definitely model this blouse as soon as the weather gets warmer (we had SNOW in Toronto today!).

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  6. I really love : very cute and modern!

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