We are attending a casual outdoor wedding this weekend and I decided that I wanted to dye something to wear. I bought 2 different skirts from Dharma Trading to dye and see which I liked best. Today I'm sharing the first one. Tomorrow I'll share the one I'm actually going to wear.
This skirt is this rayon wrap skirt. It's a nice wrap skirt and is made well. I love the Dharma clothes because them are sewn with cotton thread. When I started the skirt projects I was certain that this was the one I would wear. The good news is that I love both of them so wither would be fine.
For this skirt I wanted to use Jacquard Color Magnet to put a design along the hem of the skirt.
I spread the shirt out flat on my big work table. I picked a screen that had a design of free form hand draws circles. I wish I could remember where I got the screen so I could share it. Color Magnet is so easy to use and, I think, works best with screens. I started by using the whole screen and screening the design in a few places in the skirt making sure that the design didn't overlap at all. Each time I screened some designs I let the piece dry completely before adding more layers.
After I got down a few images of the whole screen I started taping off different areas of the design and filling in. I wanted the edge to look random and the best way to do that was to break the screen elements up.
I folded the skirt into easy vertical pleats and dyed it a combo of turquoise and cobalt. The areas with the Color Magnet really absorb a lot of excess dye. I love how this turned out. I had to do a little alteration in it to fit better and I dyed a little tshirt the same color in the darkest shade to go with. I won't wear this to the wedding but I will wear it somewhere!