Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY: Dotted Pullover

A few weeks ago I spotted this adorable polka dot pullover at Madewell and decided to create my own version. I'm amazed how easy it is to add polka dots with a pencil and fabric paint to practically anything, and since I have a slight obession with polka dots right now I thought this pullover would be the perfect project.

Learn how to make your own after the jump.



Lay out your pullover and put the paper or cardboard between the front and back (to keep the fabric paint from leaking through).
Dip the eraser of the pencil into the fabric paint and then dot off the excess onto the paper plate (too much paint will make your polka dots look smudged).
Use the ruler to measure how far apart you want your polka dots and then row by row create your dots (mine were about 2 in. apart).
Let dry and you're done. I only did polka dots on the front, but you could most certainly add them to the back or the sleeves.
  

8 comments:

Madeline said...

Nicely done!

Lindy said...

Where did you find the shirt you used?

Jessica said...

This is so cute! I definitely want to try it! Have so much fun on your vacation to Russia! Sounds amazing!

Ali said...

I got the sweater at Old Navy a few weeks ago.

Jackie said...

Love this! What a great idea, and the result looks amazing!

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Genius! I adore it!

Jennifer S. said...

What a cute project!!! I may have to repost this. I did a diy stars last week but polka dots how cute and super easy!!

jen
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