Make a Lauren Moffatt Type Dress DIY

This gurl loves the coral colored Lauren Moffatt dress and coat, but since they're not really affordable without going into debt, I decided to make one of my own.

F21 has these dresses for $8.90.  I purchased some fabric paint in a linen color and drew out an arrow stencil.  For about $10, I had my own version.

You'll need a dress that is similar in color, fabric paint (I used Tulip--Linen color), a paint brush, card stock, sharpie and a scissor to cut the stencil.  I drew the arrows on card stock then cut out the inside. 
 I simply ironed the dress, laid it on a flat surface with cardboard underneath the layer I was painting, then put the stencil on top and started painting.  Tape down or hold the stencil in place.  Paint and let dry.    The project takes about 2 hours to complete not including the drying time.  You can always use a blow dryer if you want to hurry the process along.  I let each application dry, laid the stencil down again to attach the arrow to the last group and painted again.

Alternate the second row with the arrows pointed the other direction.  Paint three rows.  Take your time painting. 

Follow the directions on the paint bottle to iron set the paint. 

Now you'll have a great little dress in time for Easter!

You could also make a coat.

This is F21 jacket would also look cute with the arrows along the bottom.