//Over the weekend I had a little bit of rare down time and while cleaning up the massive pile of laundry laying on my bedroom floor I stumbled across this plain gray dress. I wore it the other day and happened to get a nice grease stain on the bottom hem of the dress while lifting my bike up onto our bike rack. I wasn’t even going to attempt to get the grease out and thought instead a DIY was in order. It is a dress I love to just throw on in the summer so with a stencil and some paint I think I saved it.
//Not quite finished yet but hopefully in the next day or so I can get it finished up. I wasn’t so sure about the pattern at first but after putting some of the triangles closer together and more sporadic, and I am starting to warm up to it. I think once it is completely done I am going to really like it. I am always a sucker for pattern overload. Overall the process was really simple, which means is the perfect DIY!
- Pick out solid color garment ( this would work great on t-shirts, tanks or skirts as well )
- Gathered supplies: Firm bristled paint brushes, Ink that can hold up to the wash, cardboard
- Used an exact-o knife to cut out the triangle
- Using the firm brush I ended up having to use more of a stippling motion when painting it otherwise it was pulling the fabric up and messing where I had the stencil laid out.
- Once completely finished my plan is to set the ink with an iron. Just turn the garment inside out so you’re not ironing right onto the ink.
- Wash and wear! 🙂
I’ll make sure to toss a picture on the blog once I have the entire dress done for you all to see.