Sunday, June 30, 2013

Gettin' Crafty! DIY Galaxy Dress Tutorial

Hello fashionistas!
I wanted to share another crafty DIY that I did over the weekend with you guys. 
I decided to make a plain black dress into a unique galaxy dress. 
This dress was actually my best friends' dress that she left behind and told me that I could glam it up. 
Here is a tutorial on what I did/used to make this dress.

This is the end product, a one of a kind galaxy dress! 

Things to have: paint brushes, sponge, paint tray, clothing paint (I had a white, yellow, pink, purple, and gold glitter), blow dryer, bleach in a spray bottle, paper towels, a piece of cardboard, and a black dress. 
Make sure to put the cardboard in the dress to not allow the bleach to soak through it.  

Start by slowly spritzing the bleach onto the dress to see where you want to apply the bleach. I twisted the dress in different areas to create interesting galaxy-esque spirals. I'm super impatient, so I decided to blow dry the spots where I really soaked the dress with bleach.  Bleach the front as much as you want and let dry for 15-20 minutes. Then flip it over and bleach the back of it. 

I mixed a little bit of the paint in the paint tray and dabbed it on with the sponge. I wanted to do it very lightly to make the galaxy more dimensional. You can use brushes to do this, but I found that the sponge worked better. If you get a big glob (sorry for not using a more scientific word..) of paint on the dress then I smeared it with my fingers. Then I wiped my hands off onto my handy dandy paper towels! 

Let the dress dry overnight. Then throw the dress into the washer on its own in a cold wash. Dry on low (or hanger dry). Then the dress is ready to wear!

Here is Lily showing off her super unique galaxy dress. 

Back of the dress. 

Close up on the "galaxy"! 

Have you guys made any crafty clothing lately?
I just wanted to give Lily a happy almost birthday shout out- love you girl! 

Hope you all are great!



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  1. i think it looks really cool. have you tried bleach on leather? it looks pretty cool too! :-)

    alysia x

    1. Thanks! I would love to try that. Maybe I can whip up a small leather clutch and bleach it!

  2. This looks so fun! I'd love to do this to a tshirt. xox

    1. It is! I have done it on a t shirt, it looks cool!


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