I was flipping through a girls clothing catalog the other day and checking out all the adorable outfits. Whenever I look through these catalogs, I always study the clothes and think about which ones I could make. One of the outfits caught my eye and (a t-shirt dress with a ruffled skirt.)
I had some black pre-ruffled fabric buried somewhere in my up-cycle bin. It wasn’t true pre ruffled fabric, but a ruffled nylon/tulle skirt with an attached lining I’d cut from the bottom of a $3 clearance dress.
I decided attaching the skirt to a t-shirt would be my best option, but the only shirt I was willing to sacrifice was a blank white tee I had picked up at Kohl’s last year. The plain white tee was a little too boring for the black skirt, so I thought this would be the perfect project to try out the new FolkArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint and Handmade Charlotte Stencils Plaid had sent me to try.
The Multi-Surface Paints are really neat, you really can use them on just about any surface. The paint is dishwasher safe and machine washable. This is great news… No more buying multiple bottles of different types of paint! These work on everything from fabric to glass to wood.
The stencil set I used was the Handmade Charlotte Party Set. (You can get both the paints and stencils from Michaels.) I thought a pink glittery cake would be the perfect accent for the dress.
- T-shirt that fits
- Pre ruffled fabric (depending on the size and length of skirt you could need 1/4 up to 1 yard of fabric)
- Handmade Charlotte stencil pattern of your choice
- FolkArt Multi Surface Satin Acrylic Paint
- ultra fine glitter
- soft paint or makeup brush
- Stencil dauber
- clear elastic
- standard sewing supplies
Use the dauber and carefully apply a generous amount of paint.
Quickly cover the paint with glitter. Use a clean dauber and “daub” the glitter into the paint.
Carefully remove the stencil and let the paint dry. (I can’t promise how well the glitter will hold up, but I will come back and update the post after I have washed the dress.)
You are done, so cute! Anybody want to take a guess at which catalog I was inspired by?
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About the Author
Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.