Carnival Dress

Added Jun 10, 2011

by melonhead

Roanoke, Indiana...

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Description

Here’s a dress I made this week based on a dress that I saw on Glee, (yes I’m a Gleek.) I made it from an old lavender sheet that was lying around the house…no sheets are safe in my house. Haha. I painted the print on by hand using watered down acrylic paint. Acrylic paint work well as a dye and doesn’t come off in the wash. The dress is just a simple shift dress with a gathered skirt and an invisible zipper in the side for getting in and out of. I made my own pattern for this dress. I’m pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I hope you like it. :)

Material Notes

Cotton sheet, scrap fabric, invisible zipper, and acrylic paint.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Geek, Grunge, Punk, Rock
Material
Cotton

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    Jun 12, 2011, 04.12 AMby tinapickles

    Beautiful as always.

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    Jun 11, 2011, 11.54 PMby EllaLeoncio

    That’s amazing! You must have a really steady hand. Did you use a stencil? Great job!

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      Jun 12, 2011, 06.45 PMby melonhead

      Thanks! I just used a ruler to measure straight lines before I painted it. Haha if I didn’t it’d be all over the place…I’m pretty bad when it comes to straight lines.

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    Jun 11, 2011, 09.15 PMby skeeler

    Cool dress!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 05.03 PMby pampula

    wow, this is so pretty! the print is interesting yet simple and I love the fact that you handpainted it! the whole style of the dress is beautiful just like the photos. But then again,what other I can expect from you;)

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    Jun 11, 2011, 03.00 PMby kihli

    Stunning! How could you paint the pattern on the fabric so evenly? It’s unbelievable! Nice design!

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      Jun 11, 2011, 11.54 PMby melonhead

      Thank you! Oh I made sure to use a ruler. If I hadn’t it probably would have been more of an abstract print. Haha. ;)

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    Jun 11, 2011, 01.28 PMby janene

    What an achievement to have designed the fabric as well as the lovely dress! You are so talented Melonhead.

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      Jun 11, 2011, 02.22 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you Janene!!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 06.10 AMby Shira B

    the dress it so pretty :) and it doesn’t look like you dyed it :) I love it and the belt is so cute!!

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    Jun 11, 2011, 03.28 AMby calicocouture

    I love that you hand painted the design, and then worked without a pattern. It’s totally your own, and adorable!

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      Jun 11, 2011, 02.20 PMby melonhead

      Aw thank you! Well it’s based on the one I saw on glee, so it’s not totally my own. But I couldn’t resist it was just such a cute dress. :)

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    Jun 11, 2011, 02.05 AMby melonhead

    Thank you everyone for such kind words!!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 09.08 PMby leahfranqui

    This is beautiful! What amazing fabric, I can’t believe you painting this yourself!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 08.26 PMby aakmensah

    Gosh, you made the pattern yourself! I love what you done with the sheet. It’s beautiful :)

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    Jun 10, 2011, 07.21 PMby kittelisa

    Awesome dress. Love the idea. I Have to try painting some sheets. (By the way, I’m also a Gleek)

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    Jun 10, 2011, 07.17 PMby Mai-der

    I love it!! Without pattern? You´ve great talent! Very nice photos!

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    Jun 10, 2011, 05.41 PMby debilovessewing

    Wowza!!! This is AMAZING! great job with the design!

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