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Stache & Stripes

Added Aug 30, 2012

by machelefranklin

Paris, France






A terribly french looking project, i assume…

A surprise gift for my man, who likes stripey tops. I secretly copied one of his tops, with a thick white jersey fabric, and then used Tilly’s tutorial for “hand painted breton tops”.
This was quite easy and fast to make, the difficult part being trying to keep the same shade of blue on all the stripes, when my first paint tin emptied out. Yves Klein where were you when i needed you ?…

In the end, the shades vary from one stripe to another, but it adds to this handmade overall look, so i’m happy with it. And so is my man, so happy days !

A few more pics on my blog : http://wassupkiddo.blogspot.fr/2012/08/mariniere-moustache.html

Material Notes

Jersey and fabric paint


Garment Type


How to Hand-Paint a Breton Top

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    Aug 30, 2012, 11.42 PMby Ruffles Gazebo

    great effect. im sure he loves it too! i know i would hehe

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    Aug 30, 2012, 11.36 PMby smallone

    awesome! favoriting…..

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    Aug 30, 2012, 04.49 PMby Sewing Your Style

    it looks great! the effect makes it even more unique…

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    Aug 30, 2012, 04.24 PMby Mary Athey

    Fab top, i think the hand done stripes are great x

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