DIY: gold polka dotted fabric turned tee

August 14, 2012


DIY: gold polka dotted teeDIY: gold polka dotted teeDIY: gold polka dotted teeDIY: gold polka dotted teeDIY: gold polka dotted teeDIY: gold polka dotted teeDIY: gold polka dotted teeDIY: gold polka dotted teeLast week, when I made this top, I made this one too. I still had some linen leftover, so I set out to make something else. I love the polka dot pattern popping up everywhere and thought it would be fun to make my own spotted little concoction.

Directions:
1. Mix one part MS fabric medium to two parts paint. 2. Start dotting your fabric with the *round enamel sponge. NOTE: I did one line at a time and would stagger the dots as I worked. Put some paper underneath your fabric because the paint will bleed through a bit. 3. Allow paint to completely dry. 4. Iron your fabric to heat set the pattern. NOTE: Pre-wash your fabric before you start your project.

Then, using some of the other shirts as a guide, I cut up the fabric and sewed my top. I originally put bust darts, but it made the dots look funny so I took them out and instead did some bottom slits on each side. I showed Ben when he came home and he totally thought the dots were already printed on and that I just sewed it. I wasn’t particular about getting everything exact and I love the different variations in color and smudges. It is totally what I was wanting. I’ve got another top I love added to my wardrobe!

*I used Plaid brand Folkart Enamels sponge in 5/8”. This sponge is typically used for painting enamels on jewelry. It isn’t as spongy as a regular round sponge, so it is more solid when pressed down.

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