5.25.2011

DYEING PART II

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I've struggled so much in finding a black dye that actually dyes black. So far I've had blacks that dye blue, blacks that dye green and blacks that dye purple. Does no one make an actual honest-to-god black dye???

Anyway, I switched gears this weekend and I think I've found a solution to my black dye problem. I've been rushing like a madwoman all week trying to get some samples finished and sent out to NY for a magazine shoot, so you can imagine my excitement when this final piece actually worked out the way I wanted. As usual, I used a bound resist technique on a pattern I'm working on for Spring 2012. I'm digging the kindof decayed flapper vibe this piece has. Wanna see a shot of the back?

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How about the whole front?

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A detail shot?

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Wanna see it on a human body? (surprise, it's me, I have no head)

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In action?

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Why not put a belt on it?

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Dresses are fun. You can wear them.

14 comments:

  1. Good Lord - that is amazing!! The dying worked out perfect!! Wow.

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  2. Gorgeous pattern - excellent dying! Amazing.

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  3. beautiful dye job, love the pattern.

    +Miss M+

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  4. ny is gonna love you. what's the magazine again?

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  5. gorgeous!! i love the pattern and the back of the dress!!

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  6. gorgeous dye job- was it rebound and dyed twice to get the two tones?

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  7. This is so amazing! You won't be able to make these fast enough, they will sell like hotcakes

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  8. Will you have these on your etsy? It's sooo cute. Love!

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  9. Thanks everyone! So nice to get feedback.

    Genevieve: I'll give a heads up closer to the magazine segment being released.

    Laura: Nope, It's just dipped once.

    Ana: This is for Spring next year so I'm not sure whether they will be on Etsy or not. I'd like to move away from made-to-order with these trickier pieces, so I might just do a limited run of sizes and sell those.

    Thanks again!

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  10. The dyeing is so perfect and vibrant I thought it was digitally printed on the fabric at first!

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  11. what an amazing dress (a dyeing!) - let us know if you do sell them on etsy or elsewhere next spring (maybe renée/monmartes anaise shop?), it's such a stunning piece.

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