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painted top

Added Sep 18, 2010

by mishiko

Lausanne, Switze...






I used some painting fabric and scotch tape to do the stripes on the back. They are not perfect but I like the way they turned out. it looks like hand made..:-)

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    Sep 28, 2010, 08.26 PMby mlouise

    This is SUPER cute and an awesome idea. And the top looks great on you!

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    Sep 25, 2010, 04.18 PMby sabinaholtby-1

    Beautiful, very out of the box idea.

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    Sep 24, 2010, 11.00 AMby newbie1402

    It looks great – am definately going to try it on someting

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    Sep 24, 2010, 09.25 AMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    Great! And I was thinking just yesterday night that I would paint stripes on a top for my assignment in my fashion home-study course, when I get to it. It’s a while off yet — I’ve got to find out how the loopers on overlockers work first (for assignment 1)!

    P.S. Does anybody know where I can find out? There are no suitable shops nearby, so I can’t go and have a look at one.

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      Sep 27, 2010, 03.36 PMby ichigogirl

      I got an idea: Try to find books about sergers/overlockers with Google-books, there should be some. Or go to the library and borrow one :-).

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      Sep 28, 2010, 08.32 PMby mlouise

      I bought a used overlock that was missing the manual. I was able to download it online. My machine is a Brother 925D but I think the basic threading is similar between machines. Here’s the link:

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      Oct 13, 2010, 02.58 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

      Thank you both for your help. : )

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    Sep 23, 2010, 07.30 PMby crafty-cc

    I love this :) I think the stripes not being perfect adds character to it!

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    Sep 23, 2010, 11.59 AMby integerclub

    I love the slightly wonky nature of the stripes here, it gives it so much charm!

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    Sep 23, 2010, 06.35 AMby ellygirl

    This is really nice! I love it. Just out of curiosity doesnt the paint make the fabric stiff?

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      Sep 23, 2010, 02.54 PMby mishiko

      thanks :D ! yes, a little… so I only did one coat of paint… (nd It might depend on the kind of fabric)

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    Sep 23, 2010, 06.14 AMby danniidx

    This looks amazing! :D. I have one question though – does the paint fade or deteriorate after washing?

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      Sep 23, 2010, 02.49 PMby mishiko

      Thanks :-D ! No.. but I bought a specific paint for fabric, you need to iron the painting to fix it (like during 5minutes) before you can wash it.

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      Sep 23, 2010, 08.09 PMby danniidx

      Okay, thank you for your reply! I might have to experiment with some fabric paint now! Yours looks really good! :D

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    Sep 23, 2010, 12.46 AMby annawilliamson

    wow, super cute! love this!!

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    Sep 22, 2010, 06.08 PMby hellagabrielle

    Love it! Incorporating hand printed/dyed/painted fabric totally personalizes simple projects like this.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 05.19 PMby mishiko

    thanks for your sweet comments. now I would paint stripes on every cloth :) the pattern is from stylish dress book 3 letter W, I modifed the back – I took off the skirt nd I made the top longer.

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    Sep 20, 2010, 01.30 PMby forabetter

    Love the top! The design is so balanced- just the perfect amount of detail to be crazy charming. : )

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    Sep 20, 2010, 01.04 PMby kimboat

    LOVE this. inspired me to try out some fabric paint!!

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    Sep 19, 2010, 09.06 PMby iroiro

    I love this! The white on grey stripes make for an interesting feature, and I think homemade stripes look best :)

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    Sep 19, 2010, 08.37 PMby nookie

    love it soooo much. the stripes are perfect

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    Sep 19, 2010, 05.00 PMby helluvaguy

    Quite an interesting idea. I love the way the blouse turned out.

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    Sep 19, 2010, 03.00 PMby lizajane09

    This is great. I love that it is hand painted.

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    Sep 19, 2010, 05.24 AMby liser420

    I agree, imperfection is better because it gives it more individuality. I’m definitely going to have to try something like this.

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    Sep 19, 2010, 02.44 AMby kelepso

    I like that the paint job isn’t perfect. It give the blouse so much character.

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    Sep 19, 2010, 01.27 AMby Natalia *

    i love the use of paint to make this top even more interesting. i think i prefer that the stripes arent perfect. it adds a cool texture to it.

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    Sep 18, 2010, 07.51 PMby bofa

    sweet! which pattern did you use?

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      Sep 20, 2010, 05.21 PMby mishiko

      thanks :-) the pattern is from stylish dress book 3 letter W (japan couture), I modifed the back – I took off the skirt nd I made the top longer.

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    Sep 18, 2010, 07.31 PMby bekaem

    That is such a good idea to paint the fabric like this!

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    Sep 18, 2010, 06.05 PMby lala86

    I love it! and which pattenr did you use?

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      Sep 20, 2010, 05.21 PMby mishiko

      thanks :-) the pattern is from stylish dress book 3 letter W (japan couture), I modifed the back – I took off the skirt nd I made the top longer.

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    Sep 18, 2010, 02.50 PMby Rachel Parish

    i love the stripes and buttons— they add soo much interest.

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    Sep 18, 2010, 02.24 PMby kelerabeus

    Oooh, I really really like this one! Looks great.

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    Sep 18, 2010, 01.09 PMby x-tora-x

    It’s so sweet :) I like it a lot, great job!

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