Today is Wednesday and that means it's dyeing day. While I'm in the basement dyeing lots of new things I thought I'd share some fo the things I dyed last week. I don't dye clothes very often but I had some free time for it last week.
This first shirt was inspired by the Pantone color for 2015, Marsala. I wasn't all that excited by last year's Radiant Orchid but the Marsala is more in my personal wheelhouse. This shirt and the next one are JJill Perfect Pima shirts. I love their shirts. The dye beautifully (except for the stitching), they wear like iron and they are so very comfortable. I get a few white ones every season to dye. This time I even bought a solid black and solid red one. I wonder how long until I overdye the red one and discharge dye the black one?
I dyed the second shirt in a blue gradient. I'm not sure why I picked blue because I don't wear it often. I like this shirt so maybe I'll break out of my red/black/brown habit.
I also picked up some inexpensive shirts from Target. These are my everyday work shirts. I bought 4 but was wearing one when I took this photo. These are all part polyester but they still dyed really well. I just dumped leftover dyed on pleated and twisted shirts. I am such a mess that these mottled textures are perfect to camouflage my lunch or whatever else I spill on myself.
Saving the best for last, the highlight of my session is this sweatshirt that I dyed for my niece. The shirt came from Dharma and you can see that it dyed beautifully! She's even shorter than me so I shortened the arms 2" before I dyed it. Thank goodness for the serger! She wanted a rainbow tie dye spiral and I think this one is the best one I've ever done.
Can't wait to see what comes out of today's session.