My little girl was adamant on a few of the changes I should make to her up-cycled white t-shirt to dress, one of which was keeping the neck of the ‘T’ on, this is what the outcome was…
so we kept the v-neck and finished it off, too cute, and she likes it:)
Using some of the fabric I dyed last week I turned this t-shirt…
into something prettier…
Now I think I need to refashion the neck and size so my little one might want to wear it:)
The method I used is reverse applique, quick and effective don’t you think, more on the refashioning to come.
I tried a different approach to dyeing this week, using three primary colours plus black, jars as well as plastic bags – these fabrics have all been dyed with the low-water immersion technique. I found Ann Johnston’s book ‘color by accident‘ fantastic inspiration and got some surprising and mixed results.
This is such a messy, wet and fun process.
I’ve got one more batch still to come, then it’s time to talk what to do with all these fab colours. And perhaps begin to explore some surface design techniques too.
- Shibori Dyeing (upanddyed.wordpress.com)
- Dyeing (recovergirl.wordpress.com)
- Dye Application and the Mystery of Batching (upanddyed.wordpress.com)
- Dyeing: Testing old dyes (fibercrush.wordpress.com)
I haven’t had my sewing machine out for more than a month and I do miss it, instead to keep me in touch with something crafty I’ve been doing a bit of dyeing, experimenting with different hues of the same colour….
It’s been fun, more to follow soon and then perhaps a little sewing time too:)
Life got so busy of late, there has been so much on my ‘to do list that’ the thing I love to do in spare moments had to be pushed to the side for a while.
I have however made some bags,
and found a whole lot of this white cotton just dying to be dyed…
More on the outcomes of that soon, I think, unless that life thing distracts me again,
I made a new bag today, with some upholstery fabric, of which I have loads. The only other bags I’ve made using this fabric have been backpacks so it was really good to make something that was smaller and easily finished in half a day. I love the colours of this fabric, there is such a range to choose from. The chunkyness of it, although it frays easily and it takes a bit of steam and stitching to sit the seams flat, it does make up really beautifully.
I want to get making some more bags of different shapes and sizes over the next week or so for a possible business proposition….wish me luck:) More to be shared on that soon.
Thanks for coming over.
I got a bit hooked on making these wonky oval shapes and now have four
They were fun to make, now I just need to figure out how to connect them and what to make…what do you think I should do?
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week:)
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