Kaftan with coloured highlights by Nandini Mitra
Nandini Mitra showcases here a gorgeous airy and summery one-size kaftan. Hand-made and enhanced with Marabu Fashion Shimmer spray, this is a wonderfully shimmering attention-grabbing outfit for every occasion.
Before spraying, wash the fabric (maximum 20 % synthetic fibre content) without fabric conditioner to remove any finishes. Leave to dry and, if possible, iron flat. Completely cover the worktop with plastic film and protect your clothes.
How it is done:
Shake the Fashion Shimmer paints before spraying to distribute the shimmering particles evenly throughout the bottle. The kaftan is sprayed in trendy pastel shades perfect for the summer. To start with, spray the paints onto paper to get a feel for the colour. Then freely spray the fabric in Apricot Shimmer, Lilac Shimmer and Aquamarine Shimmer to create a graduated colour design to suit your taste and style. Allow the paint to dry for 2 hours or use a hair-dryer. Then decorate the shoulder section in Gold Shimmer using the Marabu Fashion Liner. Make sure that you do not apply the Fashion Liner directly onto the Fashion Shimmer as this may impair its adhesion. Allow the Fashion Liner to dry for approx. 6 hours (depending on the thickness of the application).
To fix: either iron the front of the kaftan through a thin cloth or a sheet of baking paper for 3 minutes on a non-steam cotton setting or fix in a pre-heated oven for 8 minutes at 150 °C. Check the heat resistance of the fabric first. The fabric can then be washed at up to 40 °C. Wash and iron inside out.
Tip: Remove the Fashion Shimmer spray nozzle after spraying and clean with water to make sure that no spray paint can clog up the spray nozzle.
Marabu products you need...
...additionaly things you need:
- Fabric with up to 20 % synthetic fibre
- Paper towel
- Sewing machine, thread, scissors
- Tape measure
- Iron, iron board