Staff Made

Paint Makes Gen 08

Paint Dress + Top

26—January 2023

Our TFS teams have been busy sewing over summer! Check out these marvellous makes featuring our latest Make by TFS pattern release, the Paint Dress + Top!

Make by TFS Paint Dress + Top — Staff Made
Jan 26 2023

Meet our Paint Dress + Top pattern! Inspired by all things painterly, the Paint Dress + Top is a year-round sculptural statement! Paint showcases a playful voluminous silhouette and raglan sleeve, gathered at the neckline and cuff. Options are available for a cuffed full length sleeve, or an elasticated short sleeve which is designed to sit at the bicep. The pattern can be cut as a dress, finishing at mid-calf, or as a top, finishing at low hip. Paint features simple construction, a bound neckline with centre-back closure, side seam pockets and a deep turned back hem to complete the look. Paint’s generous blousy fit is a dream for pairing with sandals on hot summer days, and layering up with merino and leggings for cooler months.

This pattern is available as a downloadable PDF pattern supplied as an A4/US letter print-at-home version and an A0 copyshop version with an instruction booklet included.

Keep reading to find Paint Dress + Top inspiration from our staff below, including their fabric picks and hacks!

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(Above) Alicia @lissy_makingallthethings from our Melbourne store used a deadstock white linen for this breezy, beachy Paint Dress. We love her front placket pattern customisation!

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(Above) Ella from our Auckland team made up her Paint Top using a fine silk/cotton voile stripe, with a back neck tie addition!

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(Above) How cute is this textural geometric print Paint Dress made by Simone @_mona_makes from our Brisbane store?! She used our Geo Block Cotton Voile - Cinnamon Stick, and added a waist tie!

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(Above) Zoe @zoeesthermakes from our Auckland store made up this fab striped Paint Dress, featuring long cuffed sleeves and a shortened hem, using our Candy Stripe Cotton - Dartmouth Green!

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Zosia @zosia_knits from our Online team made this incredible Paint Dress using Liberty Piccadilly Poplin - Wolff / A, how fab are those sleeves!

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(Above) Dunedin team member Jeong-Hee made up this vibrant Paint Dress in a deadstock French navy cotton voile!

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This breezy striped cotton Paint Dress was made by Steph @botilino (above) from our HQ team! She used our Candy Stripe Cotton Shirting - Chocolate.

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Amy @_lacklustre from our HQ team added a neck tie to her Paint Top, made up using a soft Khaki deadstock cotton voile!

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Eloise from our Auckland store made this incredible Paint Top using a sheer silk cotton, pictured above!

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Lizzie @lizzieinstitches from our Brisbane team made this beautiful light Paint Top using a deadstock cotton grid check!

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Above, Bianca's fab sleeveless Paint Dress pattern hack, made with stunning Silk Satin - Sunflower!


Above, Emily from our Melbourne store used Graphic Plaid Cotton Voile in Camel Mix for this classic Paint Dress!

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Olivia's breezy Paint Top (above) is made with Candy Stripe Cotton Poplin in Amethyst!

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Genevieve @creative_surgery from our HQ team made this incredible Paint Dress using a bold rainbow floral print cotton!

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Share your Paint creations with us by using the #MakebyTFS and #TFSPaint hashtags over on Instagram, we can't wait to see them!
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