Archive for tub dyeing
I found a pretty white sheath dress on sale for an outrageously hard-to-pass-up price at Van Heusen last month, and I was so happy with the way it looked on me, I went back and bought another one. (These days, I rarely find clothes that don’t make me feel self-conscious, let alone actually happy with [...]continue reading "Sea foam"
I discovered last year that I really liked cotton lawn fabric for summer – it’s so lightweight and breathable. The only problem is that it’s hard to find inexpensively. Enter Dharma Trading Company and their nice selection of unprinted fabrics. Plain white cotton lawn can be had for a fraction of the cost of the [...]continue reading "Breezy Ombré Tank Top"
I’ve had this post planned for oh, two or three weeks. I was going to show you this luscious bamboo fabric, the two fabulous shirts I sewed from it, and the magical transformation that came over them when I stirred them around in a few buckets of dye. There were a few glitches along the [...]continue reading "(Mis)adventures in tub-dying"
Sarah forwarded a link to me this morning for a Martha Stewart “Easy Batik” project. I’ve always really loved the look of batik, but have never considered trying it myself – entirely too complicated. But Martha’s project looked very very simple. The only thing I found wrong with it was the fact that it didn’t [...]continue reading "Unique batik"
Have I mentioned how much I love tub dying? I think I might have, here. Or maybe here. At any rate, if you haven’t heard it before, “I love tub dying.” I love that I can take clothes that may normally have been destined for the giveaway pile, and instead transform them into something I [...]continue reading "Wardrobe renaissance"