Snow Drift Dress

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This was runner up for my submission for this coming week's snow theme over at So You Think You're Crafty. I made two "crafts" but this was the one that didn't quite make the Lil Blue Boo cut so here it is! You can use this technique to make any print you like....I just chose snowflakes because of the holiday season! A very simple reverse freezer paper stencil technique:

Finished Dress

Closeup of snow pattern

Closeup of frill layout

Step 1: Cut out the pieces of your clothing pattern. (you can also use this technique on any of our white clothing!)

Cut out your pattern

Step 2: Cut your shapes from freezer paper using a scrapbook punch.

Cut shapes from freezer paper

Step 3: Starting at the bottom of your pattern pieces start to iron on each shape (or snowflake in this example). I overlapped the pieces to resemble accumulating snow at the bottom.

Iron on each shape

Step 4: Mix your Dyn-A-Flow Silk Paint into a spray bottle: 1 part water to 1 part paint. I did the entire dress with one small jar of paint. This paint is really thin but strong (resembles a dye)....which leaves your fabric really soft unlike other paints.

Dye na flow dilute in spray bottle

Step 5: Lay out your fabric on a protective covering and lightly spray the entire surface. Do not spray too much or the dye will seep under the freezer paper shapes. (Note from Dharma: If you are using this technique on our white pre-made clothing, just do one side at a time, let it dry, then spray the other side. You can hang it on a hanger to spray some fill in on the side seams that may have stayed white.)

Spray on!

Step 6: As each layer dries, spray another layer...continue until you reach the desired color and coverage.

Good coverage

Step 7: Press each pattern piece with a hot iron to set the dye. You can wash your pieces before sewing if you prefer.

Finished project

Finished! Boring old white fabric made into a vibrant custom print!

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