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Painted Jacket

Added Nov 30, 2011

by lizajane09

Upstate, South C...






This jacket was inspired by the kid’s book I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont, illustrated by David Catrow. I was playing along with the Once Upon A Thread challenge over at No Big Dill. The pattern is Butterick 5647. I cut out my pattern pieces first (white cotton bull denim) and then painted them using Jacquard Dye-na-flow paints. They are very thin, like dye, so they soak in to fabric and remain soft. I cut a stamp from linoleum for the black splatters and ants. I put in piping around the faux pocket flaps and lapels. I’m very tickled with how it turned out! It’s not exactly something I plan on wearing just out and about, but there has to be some time and place I can wear it without looking totally crazy. It was a really fun experiment. I got to attempt several different techniques I’d been itching to try.

I wrote lots, lots more on my blog if you are interested.

Material Notes

white cotton bull denim


Garment Type

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    Nov 30, 2011, 09.23 AMby olac

    It’s awesome! I would totlaly wear it out and about and everywhere, id does nto look crazy, it looks super-designer, and will make all others turn heads in envy! me included!

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      Nov 30, 2011, 10.14 PMby lizajane09

      Thanks so much! I think I am going to have to get the nerve up to wear it out somewhere.

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      Dec 1, 2011, 05.07 PMby olac

      Nerve-shmerve! Put it on and flaunt it, cos it is faaaabulous!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 06.10 AMby mememe-1

    This is such a unique creation. I’m amazed!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 05.16 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is one of the most beautiful things i ever have seen here on burda! you are a true ARTIST!!!!

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      Nov 30, 2011, 10.14 PMby lizajane09

      Oh wow, thank you! That is too kind :)

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    Nov 30, 2011, 05.03 AMby LaraGa

    This is great!

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    Nov 30, 2011, 04.21 AMby ArtNinja14

    I LOVE IT, So artistic, very awesome

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