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    Dress decorated w/Fabric Crayons

    I just came across the photographs that I took of a dress that I made for my DGD in 2000. I created the designs with crayola fabric crayons on a large sheet of paper (images and letters must be backwards) then iron the designs onto plain ivory fabric. I then cut out the pattern pieces and this is my result. (The crayon box, of 6 or 7 colors, has the directions.) I really wish that I had asked my DIL to save it for me when my DGD grew out of it. Sigh! Too late!

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    beautiful, and so creative. I'm surprised she didn't keep it to dress a teddy or doll.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    WOW - a labor of love. Would be nice to frame it or put a piece in a quilt!
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    Oh my, she didn't keep it? That is such a shame. It would have been nice to keep or reuse in a quilt for your DGD. Maybe I'm just a "keeper" of things. I know some like my SIL, are not. Sure was a pretty dress.
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    Really cute too bad it's not around any more.
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    Probably your DIL felt another little girl would enjoy the dress so she shared it with her?
    Glad you had a picture to remember this special gift for your DGD. Nice creation/job!

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    That is a really cute dress, thanks for sharing.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    Have you asked her what she did with it you never know she might have had some fore thought. The neat dresses I made for my girls got passed through the neighborhood and were well loved.

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    great idea, if I only had a grandchild. One of the people in my quilt group colors her cross-stitch blocks, before stitching. It really makes the design "pop".

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    So creative - wonderful!

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    Great Job! I have 2 beautiful GGD that I 'm starting to sew for. You just gave me another idea, Thanks. They will soon be 18 mos. perfect age for dressing up.

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    That is so cute! You should send a picture of that to a fabric designer. I would definitely buy that fabric!!

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    WOW, you made a beautiful outfit. Lots of people don;t realize the time and work involved in work like that.
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    Nice work. It must have been fun to do. Perhaps another one would be possible and have DGD help.

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    Whoa! How creative is right! Does this wash well?

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    oh my, that is beautiful, you are so talented, makes one want to learn how to do it.. that is one thing I have never tried, I know how to paing on fabric with tubes/w tips, but not with crayons.. Love it... sorry you lost it... maybe it will turn up one day soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pw6 View Post
    oh my, that is beautiful, you are so talented, makes one want to learn how to do it.. that is one thing I have never tried, I know how to paing on fabric with tubes/w tips, but not with crayons.. Love it... sorry you lost it... maybe it will turn up one day soon...
    This process is so easy actually a child could do it. The important thing to remember is to draw words and letters backwards.

    What you do is you get a large roll of paper. You start drawing and coloring. I am sure I used some coloring book pictures. Once you have your roll of paper covered and you are happy with it, you take it to the ironing board where you have washed, dried and ironed the fabric you want to use for your project, then you turn your designed paper face down on your cloth and press your images onto your fabric. It is easy just a bit time consuming. It does take patience and a trial run would be advised. Other than that it is pretty simple. Once you have your fabric covered, you cut our your pattern and sew it together. I picked a more difficult dress pattern but there are some really simple "Kwik" patterns that would work just as well. Try it! It is really fun. Could even do a pillow case or something less difficult.

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    So pretty, must have been hours and hours involved. It really would have been a nice keepsake, hopefully someone else enjoyed and appreciated it!

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