Wear Your Art

By Carolyn Edlund

Just for fun, imagine turning one of your paintings into a piece of wearable art. Now you can do it.


Artist Anne Gudrun in her "Daisy" dress with original painting


In today’s Print on Demand world, just about anything is possible. It’s not hard to get t-shirts created with custom designs, or even order yardage created with your artwork.

Several print-on-demand providers can help you can create wearable art and get some amazing results,including Launch My Wear which allows artists to literally get into clothing manufacturing.

Artist Anne Gudrun had several gorgeous dresses made. She explains, “Last summer I was working on my Essence Art painting of red roses. Essence Art is a personalized painting that captures a person’s essence as a beautiful and sacred symbol. While I was painting I imagined myself wearing my art and I suddenly was inspired with the idea of making my painting into a dress.”


"Rose Dress" art by Anne Gudrun


“Creating my own fashion art becomes a natural way to further my creative expression and another way to bring art and beauty to people’s lives.  My vision was to have the dress as large as the actual painting to create a unique style that completely represented my art.”

At LaunchMyWear, you can easily use design tools, download manufacturing-ready patterns, and collaborate with customers. With 3D CAD technology and the use of apps, artists have greater access and flexibility than ever before. Using this site eliminates middle men and tedious re-designing, because errors can be easily rectified. Print on demand technology uses variable image printing, which means that one-offs or small runs are no big deal. They not only produce and fulfill orders for the artist, but integrate with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram as e-commerce solutions.


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  1. How exciting! I love the idea of one of my paintings on a dress. Thanks for sharing this! When things slow down . . . . think I will try it! Fun stuff.

  2. what a brilliant idea Constrvct.com came up with…just love it!

    • Black Penny Design we are a small, niche company and have been constructing one off garments and accessories from our art for years….our clients just love having a single wearable piece of couture made to their individual measurements and requirements…and we love working with them…

  3. Thanks for this info. I went to the site and just fell in love with it. I can hardly wait until I have the opportunity to use them.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this. You look lovely. What a wonderful idea.

  5. Hi,

    What I read here is fantastic stuff
    It makes me wonder if there are any similar sites to print my artwork on dresses/skirts for royalties ?
    Here I can only have it printed for myself.
    I know, and I’m using Patternbank.com to create repetitive textile patterns , but what I honestly want to have is my arts to show up full-artwork on the clothing.


  6. HI:
    Just a note saying that I’ve always wanted to take my designs to the next level, not knowing what that may be.
    Having my designs on clothing would be wonderful way to showcase my alternative view live.
    Please give me some direction…
    Jim Blane

  7. Peggy Bonnington says

    This sounds so super cool, but I cannot get signed up. Although I’m putting in a user name, my email and a couple of different attempts at a password, I get a blank screen with a little red rectangle at the top saying in white letters “something went wrong.” BUT no clue as to WHAT went wrong or what to do to make it better. In other words, I cannot use the site apparently, no matter how interested I might be.

  8. Andy Harding says

    This looks a great idea would love my art on some clothing

  9. https://artofwhere.com/ Looks like the company that Anne Gudrun switched to. I just ordered my first sample piece from them. I’ve been testing out different companies for a while. http://www.jennacitrus.com

    • Christiane Boustani says

      Hi Jenna,
      How was your experience with artofwhere.com ? Would you recommand this website? I am an illustrator and would like to print my work on clothes.
      Thank you in advance for any feedback you might share.


  10. Rochelle Wyndham-Johnson says

    This truly something that I have looking for for years…I am interested in seeing how this works…thanks for starting something like this for us all to showcase our own wrks for us to wear instead of carrying around canvases and portfolios.

  11. Ms. Opinionated says

    I I do not like the idea that there is not a direct phone number available where you can speak to a representative over the phone. I would not waste my precious time and energy with a company of whom is not available. There are also several scams occurring throughout the world with fake websites or companies who do not ship on time.

  12. I love this idea, but how would I make my own clothing company with my art & sell to the world? Would this help me do that? Also how can I trust this website? I have a hard time trusting things like this…that’s another reason I haven’t did this.
    Please let me know, thank you.

    • Devina, there are a lot of ways to sell art. Launch my Wear is print on demand, which is a way that artists actually license their work through a third party. It’s easy and you don’t have to build an entire business around it. They do have a contract that ensures you own and keep copyright to your designs. If you did build out an entire clothing business and created all fabric and clothing in your own studio, you could wholesale or retail directly.

  13. malcolm halsall says

    i have lots of my art work i would love to try on clothing love your site almost over whelmed how to start love your work

  14. Mary McWhirter says

    I have lots of characters and patterns from my paintings i would love to create clothes.

  15. I currently am a member of Le Galeriste but still searching for a broader selection of clothing styles. Your company looks interesting.

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