I must really don’t have the patience to embroider (see my other knock off embroidery post HERE)
But I do LOVE the look! So I decided to once again to make a faux embroidery dress!
I love the boho embroidery outfits I see in stores everywhere! I found this fun dress blank at either Joann or Michaels (it’s been awhile) It was so cute…and plain white and I regret not buying 10! It was perfect for some fun neon heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl
Guys. I am almost embarrassed to show you my Silhouette Studio screen. It looks like pure madness. I did have a basic idea of what I wanted and just searched through the cut files I already had and found flowers and zig zags and leafs and swirls.
For Heat transfer vinyl you actually load it in so the front is at the back. (the neon pink is actually lighter on the backside so it’s easy to see!)
Cut it all out and peel away the excess heat transfer vinyl! You will be left with a clear plastic carrier sheet and the design.
The plastic sheet covers the top of the vinyl (and is what you iron on…which is why you cut it on the backside –and if the image is directional or words you will need to flip it horizontal!)I had this front panel piece all together when I cut it out so Ironed that on first (15 seconds with a medium iron PRESSING (if you need help see THIS VIDEO)
Then I just cut and pasted where I wanted! Seriously look at this hot mess….but it all worked out! Just make sure that when you ironing that all the vinyl is covered with a carrier sheet or a multi use paper I ironed the zig zag down at the bottom first…and then added the flowers so I made sure to keep the zig zag covered in case my ironed touched it!
If only I had a cute little baby to put in the dress!
Here is the frustrating part…this is NEON! and I can’t get it to come through on my camera!!! Pinky promise though..FLUORESCENT!
and now it your chance to enter to win $50 to Expressions Vinyl and make your own!
I LOVE this idea so much. I need to go find a dress like this so I can make one for my little girl. Just genius!
FYI that dress is found at hobby lobby too. Haven’t seen them at Joanns but I don’t know for sure they don’t sell them.
Gwendalynn McDaniel says
I love this so much! Will definitely have to try it out!
Suzanne Barbaree says
OMG that is totally adorable! My mom used to embroidery on my clothes when I was little. She/we passed them onto my younger sister. Because you could not waste good hand work. My Mom was a wonder at hand work – I never had bought clothes from the stores. She made all my clothes with her special touches all through high school.
Hobby Lobby carries the dresses!
Great project. Gotta run off to hobby lobby to pick up a dress for my little.
Diane W says