Soft, easy baby dress makeover…
Hey! You HideousDreadfulStinky! Crafters out there. How are you doing, in this month of October?
Summer has left and winter awaits us. Here in the north of Scandinavia the first snow has fallen.
And I sit, watching the land slowly being covered with a white blanket. Soft and tenderly, I see nature taking care of itself, hiding seeds and roots, patiently waiting for a new spring and a new awakening.
In the darkening autumn days, I find myself smiling, for me this season is a time of creativity. The energy in nature slows down, leaving much space in our hearts for creative forces.
I like to get an early start, holiday season is soon upon us, and getting things done, this early, is something that I know I will be grateful for later.
For today’s craft I am showing you how to spice up your child’s old garments to better suit your intentions.
This is a hand me down from one of our cousins, that were worn last Christmas, by their youngest daughter. Now that it is in my hands I want to wamp it up, I don’t want it to look exactly like the year before.
To do that I´m using a cake paper and hand printing a collar on to the dress.
For this we will need:
– Cake paper, doilies
– Fabric paint
The paper has a lace pattern that we are gonna transfer on to the dress.
Place it on to the neckline of the dress. Secure it with some pins.
Put a newspaper in between the layers, so the paint stays on the front.
Put tape on the edges, so you won’t get paint all over the place.
(If you want some ruff edges don´t bother with the tape. That can look nice to.)
Use a sponge to get the paint on to the fabric. Let it dry and get on it again. So you get two layers of paint.
When dry. Slowly remove the paper.
Use heat to fix the color on to the fabric. Never iron directly on the painted surface, use a cotton cloth as a protective layer. Read instruction on your paint bottle to get exact time for paint to fixate. For me: Iron 3 minutes to fixate.
As finishing touches I sewed on some buttons on the collar and a lace bow up front.
I see many ways in which to use this technique to make changes on to your child’s clothes or your own wardrobe.
Now I´m off to explore more, opening up my heart for more creativity…
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Thanks again Marigold for letting me share some creativity with you guys today! Lets get creative!
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