Batiked Skater Dress

This week’s theme is “Design Your Own Fabric”. I decided the fabric I wished I had more of was polka dot knit, so I started with some white cotton interlock knit from Walmart (which was only $1.50 a yard!) and decided to batik it with Elmer’s Glue… something I’ve been interested to try for awhile, mostly because my kids appreciate a good craft project.

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I used The Skater Dress Pattern and I painted circles on the white knit with glue, using my son’s little circle ruler he has for a stencil. After the glue dried, I dyed the pieces red (but I didn’t leave them in the dye for very long… probably should have left them in longer.). for the ribbing, I bought white from Joann’s and dyed it yellow. I was super excited about dying the ribbing…I’m always looking for pretty colors of ribbing and they’re hard to come by!!!! So dying white ribbing is an awesome concept to me!!!

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3 thoughts on “Batiked Skater Dress

  1. I love how you did the dyeing. It turned out great. I’ve been too afraid to try the Elmer’s trick before but now I may attempt it. I love a good skater dress 🙂

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