Today I’m going to show you a shibori dye skirt I made a few months ago. Every year for my birthday, I make myself a new skirt, and this year was no exception! It’s a way to treat myself with exactly the present I want.
Shibori dying is the method of taking white fabric and indigo dye plus some objects and special folding to make patterns. Now shibori dyeing is really awesome, and yields amazing results, but if you’re busy, or don’t want to be in danger of a kid reaching into the dye bucket and ending up with blue smeared everywhere, or you just don’t have time, you can use the easy cheater method like we did. Click this link to buy Indigo Tie Dye fabric from JoAnns. That’s right. Pre-dyed fabric. And done! Shibori dyeing is really in right now, and I intend to try it myself sometime. But until then, this fabric will hold me over!
As you can probably see, this shibori dye skirt ended up a little too long! I made the same length as the other Syrah Skirts I’ve sewn, but the rayon spandex fabric is quite heavy and pulls this one to a longer length. In the end I’ll either hem this one shorter, or continue wearing heels with it!
To wear with my new skirt, I needed a plain shirt. I tend to love colors and patterns, and end up with quite a few garments I can’t wear together. So I made a plain old navy blue Seafarer Top that I wear All. The. Time. Lesson learned; I need to sew myself more basics. This lovely navy blue knit fabric is Riley Blake Cotton Jersey Knit Solid Navy Fabric.
As I say every year about my birthday skirt, I’ve got a new favorite skirt! Leave me a comment…what do you do to treat yourself on your birthday?
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