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Graffiti Dress

Added Jan 15, 2011

by jorth

Melbourne, Austr...






Dress made using Vogue 8511. I used a black and white printed cotton from Tessuti Fabrics. As awesome as the print was, I kinda wanted a bit more colour. What to do? Add a bit of paint myself, that’s what!

I went to our local craft store, and bought some pink fabric paint. After diluting it, my daughter and I merrily applied the paint in the most haphazard way imaginable. I then let the fabric dry, then washed it to ensure the paint wouldn’t run, then cut out the pattern and made up the dress. Snazzy, hey?

So next time you fancy customising something to make it totally unique to you, don’t forget the fabric paint option!

You can read more about it on my blog, Jorth! including how I applied the paint to the fabric

Material Notes

1.2 metres black on white printed cotton, plus rayon lining, 22" zip and hook + eye




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Other, Rock


Vogue 8511

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    Aug 14, 2012, 05.05 AMby leokadia

    SUPERSCHÖN! und eine geniale idee mit der roten farbe !! :-)

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    Jan 24, 2012, 04.12 PMby woman


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    Jun 2, 2011, 11.23 AMby urbandon


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    Mar 14, 2011, 03.20 AMby tracyx

    wow you painted that yourself? That’s awesome. very bold :)

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    Feb 28, 2011, 08.58 AMby lizah

    this is great!

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    Jan 25, 2011, 07.11 PMby ladyshape

    That is amazing. I would wear that in a second. Splashy print, great sleeves – what more could a dress want?

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    Jan 18, 2011, 10.32 AMby loulourosa

    lovely dress! The fabric makes the dresspattern so edgy! love it!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 11.49 PMby cherwinamy

    really like the added pink. great idea.

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    Jan 16, 2011, 10.44 PMby cooi

    Wow, the painting looks really good! I never would have noticed you painted it if you hadn’t said so. Also, I quite like the neckline. :)

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    Jan 16, 2011, 04.02 AMby loyl8

    really adorable and love how fantastic a job you did with the dress and the painting

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    Jan 16, 2011, 03.03 AMby lizajane09

    that is awesome. I love it!

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    Jan 16, 2011, 12.23 AMby tiger-lily

    Very nice. I like the contrast between the splattery print and more rigid construction.

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    Jan 16, 2011, 12.19 AMby nadia42

    Nice work!! Awesome fabric choice :)

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    Jan 15, 2011, 11.21 PMby Dagostini

    Very cute!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 11.10 PMby mamamodista

    WOW! Great job!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 10.20 PMby jaxmcd

    Brilliant creation! Love it!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 10.19 PMby junaluska

    Wow – the fabric looks fantastic! Impressive.

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    Jan 15, 2011, 09.49 PMby laken

    ahh! that’s so fantastic! I’ve been waiting and waiting to see the outcome of that amazing fabric, and, you do not disappoint!! – it suits you ever-so-well!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 09.47 PMby lbeveryday

    I can’t imagine the fabric without the pink. It rocks!!!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 09.20 PMby analogue

    Great job, very 80s ;-)

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    Jan 15, 2011, 09.14 PMby nidhi

    very creative!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 09.08 PMby lennert

    Wow! Love it… The fabric looks amazing as well. Well done!

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    Jan 15, 2011, 08.40 PMby Liora Litman-Cohen

    woderful! looks amazing!

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