Hi all

I’ve been trying some shibori style tie dyeing at home. This has been a big summer project for me. I like having a project.

It started when I dyed a t-shirt tan and it turned out smudgy. To cover my mistake and save the t-shirt, I decided to tie dye it. I watched some videos on shibori tie dye on YouTube, then had a go.

Pic 1: First attempt. I was really happy with this until I realised the lines are crooked. Sigh.

But I liked it enough to try again.

For my next attempt I decided to do a diagonal design. More margin for error. Plus we all know from YLF that diagonal lines are super flattering. I studied some haute tie dye designs, like the Proenza Schouler in pic 2. And, after a trial run on a couple of old tees, I tried doing a new tee in a blue-green pattern.

Pics 3-4. Blue-green attempt. I was thrilled with this. I wore it straight away.

Then I went a little wild. I decided I would make a unique tie dye tee for each of my favourite skirts.

Pics 6, 7. Bronze-black attempt. I “designed” it to wear with 2 different skirts, shown in pics 8 and 9.

I was disappointed with this one. The lines are finer and less distinct than I wanted. And it has a faded look. I should have used wider ties. And tied them tighter.

I have worn it anyway but the perfectionist inside me is sad about how much better it could have been

Not to be deterred, I have tried again! I will save that for “Part 2”.

In the meantime, your comments welcome.

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