Blog Post 3

Posted by Julie Jennings on 9/10/2016 to Education
Blog Post 3

Hi All

Thank you for your interest in wanting to create one of your own pieces to wear using your art.

There are a lot of you who want to get started right away and I will try to get the information to you with the greatest of ease.

I want to give you an over view of the process and then I will get into the details of it.

First, you will need to decide what type of garment you would like to start with.

A jacket, dress, skirt, scarf or tunic might be some to consider. I will have basic patterns to chose from.

Second, you will need a really good quality image of your art. It needs to be your art or if not, make sure you have permission to use it. I would like to see an image of 300dpi but I can work with a 180dpi quality.

DPI is dots per inch, the more dots of information the better and crisper the printed image will be.

Third, choose your fabric. I will offer a few to choose from including silk, cotton, polyester and blends, cotton Lycra, or polyester with Lycra in knits and woven.

Costs involved


Printing your art will require you to set it to the width and length of the fabric you want to print on.

Some fabrics are 45" while others may be 55" If you have Photoshop and can get me the image set

to print, great! If not I can help you get it formatted to the pattern pieces of your garment. I will show you what it will look like on the computer screen so that you can see if the placement of the art is the way you want it or if you want to change the scale.

I charge $45 to set the art and get it ready to print.


The fabric cost will vary depending on how many yards we order at a time. The higher the quantity the lower the price. I will give an example, I'll use 100% silk like polyester.

25 yards will cost $17.50 / yard


100 yards will cost $15 / yard

shipping will depend on where it is coming from.


If you need sewing I can help you with this too. I will stick to garments that are easy to fit, lose fitting pieces are best and easiest to sew. If you can straigtht stitch you will be fine with my patterns. If you need sewing I will quote you a price after I see the pattern. I will have items listed with their prices coming in the next blog.

I will also show by example exactly what is involved step by step, in the upcoming blogs.

Until then, think about the end result, who you might want to give it to... what occasion you will want to wear one of your own creations.... Think about how fun it would be to answer the question,

“where did you get that???”

Happy Silk Painting!

Please leave a comment, I'd love to interact and know who you are.




Date: 9/10/2016
I am very impressed at your willingness to share. THANKS! I work with kids in Haiti, so I am very interested in this. I will certainly continue to follow your blogs and this process!
Date: 9/11/2016
I love to teach and to inspire, and with kids even better! Thank you
Solvina Peyrel
Date: 9/11/2016
first say thank you for sharing! honestly it's very good of you! my question is ... you use some other program to make patterns on the computer? or makes whole pieces? Tanks
Karin Dungee
Date: 9/11/2016
Thanks Julie for all this information. I have no wonderful charity to make a claim to, only me. I am living on social security and need to augment my income and wondered if this might be a way to go. Just the other day saw a flowy vest with handkerchief hem, very loose, on a polyester sheer and thought, that's what I want to do to sell! I have no Photoshop.
Patricia Pope
Date: 9/11/2016
I am very interested in the idea of putting my art on a garment to I will contact you after Arrowmont. Currently recovering my Rotator Cuff surgery so have not done any art for awhile. Thank-you for offering your expertise. I love your clothing and art. Patricia Pope
pip earl
Date: 9/13/2016
so excited to try this out!!
gloria morgan
Date: 9/17/2016
Sounds exciting.Thank You for being so generous with your time
gloria morgan
Date: 9/17/2016
pip earl
Date: 9/30/2016
The whole journey with you has been so pleasure, you are so helpful and kind, tolerant and patient, now just waiting on my fabric, I am sure it will be the first of many orders Julieanne, thsnk you , you are a living treasure!
Liz Palumbo
Date: 2/20/2018
Painting on my clothes for many years now....everywhere I go people stop and ask ???

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