So do you remember in the summer when everyone went Polka Dot mad? Well, I may still be slightly obsessed. It doesn't help that there is this Polka Dot Coat that KEEPS appearing on my pinterest feed, https://the-atlantic-pacific.com/2018/01/23/spotted-williamsburg-polka-dot-coat/ and it’s all I can think about. When searching for where I could actually buy it, I was so disappointed to find that it is from the American ASOS, and was pretty pricey. So it's time to take matters into my own hands. I NEED THAT COAT!!
After really evaluating the design of the coat I decided that this would be so unbelievably easy to recreate with a cheaper version of a plain grey coat, some black flock heat transfer vinyl and a large circle paper punch…
What you will need…
- 4 A4 Sheets of Black HappyFlock
- 1 Circle Paper Punch
- Un-Textured Coat Old or New. Mine was £34.99 from New Look. (link here)
- Greaseproof Paper.
Just follow these steps
- Preheat your iron to 165 degrees as you will be using flock, this is slightly higher than the 2 dots setting on your domestic iron.
- Grab the first sheet of HappyFlock and peel away the plastic carrier sheet from the top layer.
- You can now begin to use your paper punch to create your polka dots. Do as many as you can out of your first A4 sheet. You can always make more as you go.
- Layout your coat flat, on a flat hard surface which is easy to work onto. I have worked on the floor so I can stand back and look at the placement of the dots form higher up.
- Give the coat a quick pre-press to remove the moisture from the coat.
- Now you can begin to lay the polka dots onto the coat. I have slightly over lapped some of dots to create a random look.
- I have also cut some dots in half and laid them alongside a seam. This makes it look as if the dot was already part of the fabric.
- When you are happy with the arrangement of the polka dots on the front panels you can begin to use the iron to press them into place.
- Begin to work your way round the coat and press each area as you go. It takes a bit of time, but trust me - its soooooo worth it!!
- Once you have pressed everything into place, just go back over the coat and check every dot is ironed down securely. This will save you having to come back to iron any later on.
- HEY PRESTO - Welcome to the Polka Dot Coat Club. Only the coolest of the cool humans get to join! Hehehe!!
I hope you enjoyed creating the Polka Dot Coat, don’t forget the polka dots don’t have to be added just to a grey coat. It also doesn't have to be black HappyFlock. It could be Fluo Pink HappyGlitter on a pair of Purple Trousers. The possibilities are endless.
We can’t wait to see what you create!!