I have been experimenting with hand dyeing and painting fabric and the fabric I have chosen for this development is a beautiful ottoman rib viscose/cotton fabric.
The fabric has behaved beautifully during the dyeing processes and has been a joy to make into garments.
So to recap:
Three dye techniques:
- Shibori kimono
A simple kimono design – medium size 14 -16 UK
2. Ikat design jacket
A short boxy jacket with machine stitched ribs
I made the fabric into a short boxy jacket – size 14/16. Great with black dress or trousers or team with jeans for a BOHO look!
3. Shocking pink jacket
Hand painted twice with a rich, deep pink dye I have used this lovely fabric to make a kaftan style jacket with some shaping at the waist with set in sleeves and lined.
To embellish the plain fabric I cut sections of gold embroidery from an old Zari sari and have stitched it down one side of the front.
See examples on my Etsy shop