Saturday, July 13, 2013

Print your high fashion stickers

holly fulton, marie claire cover july 2013
Marie Claire July 2013 cover pic via

There's no summer without flower prints. Don't worry if your clothes are not in full bloom,  you can stick some flowers on your summer staples just like Holly Fulton s/s collection suggests. She decorated plastic garments with flower stickers.

If you want to get this look there are a few options you can consider.
  • Buy plastic tablecloths. They are sold by the yard. Plain clear plastic and those with printed flowers are both available. Use them  as a fabric for your Holly Fulton inspired garment. Plastic is not very comfortable, but you can use it successfully to make clothes that don't cling on the body (like a circle skirt for example) or you can make plastic inserts on your everyday clothes like a front panel on a cotton top. 
  •  Make your stickers Print some images of flowers on adhesive paper, spray pray them with transparent paint to protect them from liquids and stick them wherever you like, on plastic garments or on accessories. Last year I made a plastic bag using printed flowers, you can read the instructions to make it here

  • Make your fabric stickers aka your custom patches. Iron a sheet of heat and bond on the back of your floral fabric. Cut out the flowers, the fabric doesn't unthread now. Remove the protective film behind the adhesive sheet and iron your custom patches on your clothes wherever you like. To get an idea of how it is done read my tutorial: how to make an embroidered top without embroider, the method is the same.

More Holly Fulton inspiration below.

holly fulton s/s 2013, flower appliques, flower stickers, plastic clothes
Holly Fulton spring 2013 pic via
holly fulton s/s 2013, flower appliques, flower stickers, plastic clothes
Holly Fulton spring 2013 via

christopher kane flower inspired bag, custom stickers, printed stickers, free printables
Clear bag DIY TUTORIAL here

1 comment:

paula mcclelland said...

This is such an awesome idea! I love the bag.

♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.