6.15.2010

tie dye!

Tonight I'm taking part two of Shabd's tie dye class, and I've been sorting through images on my computer desk top for inspiration.


A few weeks ago a friend of mine was wearing this beautiful top, and it got me thinking about how much I love the look of one-color scrunch dyeing.  It's subtle and lovely.  My favorite color is blue, so I might try something like this.

Pictured left is a piece from Shabd's A/W 2010 collection, and on the right is a Sophomore tee from Creatures of Comfort.


Accessories in crazy tie-dyed colors are great too, to add a splash of excitement to an outfit of neutrals.

Left: leggings from Shabd, right: a photo of Taylor Tomasi.


Dyeing lines is way too advanced for me, but these are pretty cool.

Left: a blouse from Shabd's A/W 2010 collection, right: dress from Opening Ceremony.


Batik!  Also too complicated for me, but I love these.

Left: agh! don't remember where this is from, right: Permanent Vacation skirt from a few seasons ago.


Bleach dyeing denim seems like something you could do at home on your own, no?

Left: don't remember, right: Megan from Commas and Clauses wearing a Dusen Dusen dress.

16 comments:

anabela / fieldguided said...

Oh, fun! I have bleached denim at home and it is very, very stinky. Better to do it outdoors! I worried for my cat's health!

S. said...

Oh! That photo of the woman with the umbrella has been my #1 fashion inspiration for so long! I never knew who it was until now - thank you!

kristen said...

oh my gosh the denim dresses are amazing. wow!

::mari:: said...

Lovely inspirations! I always tend to shy away from prints, but these seem a solid middle ground. And those blue hues are beautiful.

[p.s. The dress you can't remember is Matta, I believe.]

Jenny said...

the last dress on the left is karen walker :]

Color Collective said...

i am gushing over this entire post! it's time to add some tie dye (back) in my wardrobe.

Handmade said...

I love tie dyeing - you have some lovely examples - I've bleached denim at home - very easy with quite dramatic results!

C said...

These are all great inspiration picks, and I especially love the batik pieces! It's amazing how sophisticated tie-dye can look-- for me it always brings back summer camp memories of giant spiral rainbow t-shirts à la Grateful Dead done with Kool-Aid. I'm sure your creations will be much prettier, hah.

karen said...

I love this post! The umbrella shot is in my inspiration folder too!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Ooh...these are all gorgeous. No doubt you will make something even lovelier...so sorry to hear you are suffering from tendonitis! Hope you are feeling better soon & can't wait to see your tie dye.
xo
Melis

becka said...

Ooh, I love all of these! I'm hoping to take a tie dye/street batik class this month and I can't wait. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Victoria / Cats Dreaming in Keylime said...

Just tried it! Loved the results.
http://keylimecat.blogspot.com/2010/06/tie-dye-ima-agitatin.html

from lara said...

that looks like so much fun! i would love to learn how to tyedie! can't wait to see the results!

andothersuchthings said...

Yes, Matta. I was lucky enough to get it for my birthday! Its just lovely...as are all of these. Have fun!

skyturtle said...

This is rad! I didn't know I loved this until yesterday when I saw a shirt in a shop and I had to buy it.

I love the square-die tee.

ps. Nice blog - added to my reader: )

Riacassa said...

oh you can certainly do batik! it isn't hard. to get the effect of the dress on the left, all you need to do is melt some bee's wax in a pot and use an old paintbrush to paint wax all over your fabric. let it dry completely then scrunch up in a ball. get some good cracked lines in your wax and then paint the dye all over it. let that dry completely and then iron out all the wax. throw in the washing machine for a cycle and bam! you're done!