My youngest daughter and I have been doing lots of space themed drawing and painting recently so I got her involved coming up with ideas for the space dress she’d dreamt up.
I love the stage of artistic development she is at so much at the moment that I’d really have loved the fabric to be exactly as she’d painted it – with rockets and planets and stars. Without the technology to get this onto fabric at home, I had to stick to translating her ideas into simple shapes that could be stencilled in one colour.
I then cut out the design from sticky-backed vinyl and applied to a screen for printing.
The design was then applied to pre-cut pieces of cotton jersey using black fabric paint. The pattern I used was a test version of the new Groove dress by Madeit patterns. Once applied I cleaned my screen and removed/destroyed the stencil before realizing I’d cut out the pattern pieces wrong, using the front piece twice instead of a back pieces. Aaaarrrrgghhh!
As there seemed to be no going back at this point I made the dress up with the wrong pieces meaning that the neckline dips a little too much at the back. Luckily that’s easily covered with a galaxy print scarf!
I’ve made a tutorial for the aforementioned scarf which I’m sharing over on the Petit a Petit and Family blog today.