Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mermaid Dress via Kate Gabrielle

About a week ago, Kate Gabrielle from Scathingly Brilliant, one of my favorite blogs, did a guest diy post on Mermaidens, with an amazing scalloped dress. I've just been waiting for my first diy post of my own, and when i saw this, I had to try it for myself. You can see her post here, but here's how I did mine:

-2 colors of fabric paint (Pink & White for mine)
-A plain, white cotton dress (I got mine at h&m)
-A piece of craft foam (I used adhesive foam, which worked well)
-A wooden block/square
-A paintbrush

Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of this part, but you trace a semi-circle onto the foam, with another slightly smaller one inside of it so that it's just a thick semi-circle shape. Then, you cut it out and glue/place it onto the wood to make a stamp. My wood piece was bigger than my foam, but it still worked okay.

Then, you just have to repeatedly cover your stamp with the paint using your brush, and hold it down on the dress with force for a few seconds. Start at the top with just your main color, then add alittle bit of white with each row of scallops.

 At the end, it should look something like this:

I love how pretty the scallops looked, so I added a row of them along the skirt of the dress, and since it reminded me of a cupcake or something, it became my "14th Birthday Dress," and I wore it out to dinner on my birthday like this:

Dress- #h&m/ DIY
Belt- From another dress
Tights- #Forever 21
Shoes- Daddy-o's
Sorry if I gave terrible instructions, but hopefully my beautiful orange trailer in the back of my outfit picture makes up for that? Either way, I hope you have a glitterific day!


  1. You did such an incredible job Chloe, it looks wonderful! :D

    1. Thank you! I saw it on your blog and thought it looked so pretty!