You will need the following:
1. Dress template - (this is a pdf file)
2. White Cardstock
3. Shipping tag (I used this size)
4. Vintage book page or scrapbook paper (not pictured below)
5. Acrylic craft paint (any color)
6. Colored pencil or marker (any color)
7. Strip of muslin fabric
8. Scrap piece of lace
10. Sewing machine (glue can be used in place of sewing)
11. Container of water
Step 1: We are going to give our muslin and lace a washed vintage look. Mix a few squirts of paint with about a cup of water and mix. I just use recycled plastic containers. Be sure and protect your work area for this step.
Step 2: Give your strip of muslin and piece of lace a good "paint bath".
Step 3: Wring out your muslin and lace and lay on a layer of paper towels to dry. I like mine wrinkled so I leave it crinkled up to dry. You can lay in the sun to dry faster or use a hair dryer. I do not recommend putting in the dryer with paint on it. : )
Step 4: Download the dress template HERE. Print your dress template. Be sure and print full size. It should print the correct size for the tag. Then trace cut out and trace onto a piece of cardstock. You could also print directly on cardstock.
Step 5: Cut out your cardstock dress.
Step 6: Cut nips at the end of your muslin to make strips. I like my fabric frayed on the edges so I nip the fabric at the end as wide as I want my strip. Then I tear the fabric at the nip.
Step 7: Tear several strips of fabric for your dress.
Step 8: Sew(or glue) your lace to the under side of the cardstock dress base at the bottom of the dress.
Step 9: Sew (or glue) your strips of fabric to your cardstock dress base starting at the bottom of the dress and ending at the waist. Overlap the strips as you go. If you don't want your stitching to show be sure and sew the strip at the top edge so you can overlap the next strip to cover the stitching. When finishing each strip just trim fabric and thread leaving an overlap. We will trim all the edges up after sewing.
Step 10: Your dress should look like then when all the strips are sewed or glued.
Step 11: Turn the dress over and trim the ends of the fabric and thread using the cardstock base as a guide for trimming.
Step 12: Your dress should now look like this on the front.
Step 13: Color the bodice of the dress with a colored pencil or maker.
Step 14: Use your tag as a guide to trace a tag shape onto vintage paper or scrapbook paper. Cut out. Glue to your tag. Glue dress to tag. Tie with your favorite ribbon or even a strip of your muslin you dyed. (I used ribbon and muslin)
And you are done! A cute tag to add to a Mother's Day gift or any gift!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Be sure and share your tags in the Joli Flickr group! We always love to see what you create with the tutorials!
Cindy from Junque Art