Friday, June 17, 2011

I love fabric paint! MMJ Days 16 and 17

Day 16

Yesterday I spent most of the day in my pjs. Doing some sewing and drafting a pattern for a new pj top. I had to get dressed to go meet my friends for drinks. So I wore my polka dots and stripe dress and my blue wrap cardigan.

This is my friend Tats and his darling girlfriend Ola. They make such a cute couple!

Day 17

I was wearing my blue floral dress all day. And then I took it off to check the fit of a new dress I am making at the moment and then it was just so much easier to put my pjs on than to do up all the back buttons on my dress. Yes, lazy of me.

I have been to a few craft shops today, hunting for fabric paint in all the colours of the rainbow. I wanted these paints so badly I went allllll the way to Üllői út (ok, it's only about 5 or 6 tram stops but that felt pretty far when I usually walk everywhere). It is Pride Week here in Budapest so I want a rainbow dress to wear tomorrow :) I had been thinking of sewing together strips of different coloured fabric but then when I was lying in bed this morning I had this brainwave to use this striped jersey I bought in Istanbul instead!

How much fun is it to paint something! I completely lost track of time and so now I don't even know if I will go out tonight. I'm in a lazy mood. And I want to finish my dress...

I think the colours look good in these proportions but this was not what I was planning at all. I think the sun must have gotten to me. There were about 28 white stripes to paint. 28 divided by the 7 colours of the rainbow is 4. So I started painting the colours with 7 rows for each colour.... I had already started the yellow when I realised what I had done... And I only bought 6 colours anyway because I count blue and indigo as both blue!

In the next pic you have what I was wearing, what I am wearing, and what I hopefully will be wearing tomorrow.


  1. It looks cool. I like the way you painted the colours and it's awesome you made a dress to wear for Pride week.

  2. Thanks! Now whether I get up the courage to wear it.... Maybe only at night - things can get quite violent here at the parade :(

  3. Great paint job. It will be a fantastic dress. Wear it with pride.

  4. I think those stripes look fantastic, I can't wait to see the finished dress!

  5. I love the stripes (and I should since I dedicated this week to this pattern) ;). Such a lovely job with this shirt. I will continue browsing your site, which holds so many great ideas!! Hope to hear from you soon again. Thank you so much for the lovely comment on Neu4bauer!

    Yours, Theresa


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