I have been experimenting with shibori dying again, and am so happy with the results. Shibori is pretty eye-catching, especially on clothing, so I like to balance that uniqueness with classic shapes. My favorite style of dress is the iconic A-line. It looks beautiful and feminine on almost everyone. My version has a nipped in waist to accentuate curves and is sewn from lightweight organic cotton knit.
Once the dress is sewn, it is dipped into a discharge bath to remove the black dye. Then I redye the hemline into a moody purple.
I was so in love with the color play of the black, the new color created from the discharge bath and the plum that I used this dye technique on a tank as well. This tank has two godets sewn into the side for a swingy shape and bohemian vibe.
Another type of shibori dying I played with this all over pattern that I call the River Tee. Also sewn out of organic cotton knit, the shirt begins black and is bound and discharged to create the surface design. I think a fitted, basic shape counterchecks the distinctive patterning.
All these designs are made to order, and due to the individual nature of each shibori dye bath, all clothing will be patterned in a one of a kind fashion. Find any of these shibori designs on my etsy site or at www.oneroomfibers.com.