I realize that these are a long overdue, but I am finally getting around to sharing some tutorials from my win on Project Run and Play! The new season is starting soon and I was asked to be a Guest Judge for Week #2. I am so excited to see what the new designers come up with.
Week #5 of my season was Special Occasion Wear and I created Thanksgiving outfits for both Ethan and Ainsley
I had SO many questions regarding how I made Ethan's shirt and I am finally here to answer some of those questions.
I started with Peek A Boo Pattern's Cowl Neck Shirt, but I couldn't find the appropriate fabric, so I created my own.
I purchased cream colored jersey knit and then washed and dried it. Then, I cut it out to size, according to the pattern.
Fabric, cut to size
Scotch Blue Painter's Tape
Sponges or old rags
Paint brushes, if needed
On a flat surface, use the painters tape to mark off the stripes, making sure that each section is evenly taped off.
Using a sponge or an old rag, generously dab the fabric with the fabric paint. Make sure to dab and not saturate the fabric or you might risk having the paint go under the tape.
Continue that process until you have all of your pattern pieces covered. ****Make sure to keep in mind that your stripes will have to match once you sew them up, so make sure you are keeping the stripes at the same spots! You could also just do the stripes prior to cutting, but it would take lots more time****
Once your pieces are painted, let dry for a day. Once dry, you can wash on cold and dry on low. I waited until after I sewed the garment up before I did that, though.
It softens up a TON once washed and dried and I love it! It is such a great way to get a unique fabric that isn't found in stores.
I will be answering some of my most popular questions soon, I promise! I am totally playing "catch up"!