Sunday, July 20, 2008

marbled kimono top!

once again courtesy of the lovely mrs Designer Bums, i had a chance to learn something new! in this case, how to marble fabric :-D
really fun, but seriously messy!
it's easiest with smallish pieces of fabric, so i cut mine into two little kimono tops, and i've finally sewn one up! The fabric i've used is a lightweight bamboo terry, with ribbed ribbon ties, and we used Procion MX dyes :-D
i'm still undecided whether this is a bit too feminine for Eli.. we usually try not to buy into such stereotypes however, so i might have to try it without the ribbon tied in a bow, and with some pants with tractors on them, or something like that! ;-)

huge thank you's to janine for letting us totally mess up her kitchen for a day!!

9 comments:

highwaycottage said...

That is one stunning top. You are so lucky to have learnt the dyeing. Wish I could.

Cam has a top the same pattern (but a bit bigger), I used snaps instead of ribbon, made it seem a big masculine. Maybe some size 16 snaps?

nova_j said...

cheers! :) hmm yeah snaps are a good idea!!

sarahbean said...

wow that looks awesome!
she's one clever lady that mrs designerbums

Sharonnz said...

Wish I had Mrs DB on tap for dyeing lessons! Love that marbled effect.

Rach said...

gorgeous - definitely not too girly

Leah said...

Gorgeous. Mrs DB rocks :)hmmmm wonder if she'll do a tutorial for us wannabe dyers hehe

nova_j said...

yeah she's pretty fantastic! :D

neak said...

WOW those tops are way cool!!!

dodgums said...

I would love to learn how to do this. hat looks soo good. What did yo add to the dye to make it sit on the water?