Last 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.
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.