Thursday, September 27, 2012
Dippy Trippy Triangle Dress - Dip Dyed Jumper from a Bed Sheet
The Week Three challenge at Project Run & Play is to design an outfit using a white bed sheet as the primary source of your material. I wish I had not been so crunched for time this past week because I love the challenge of creating something from a blank slate. Because I could not devote much time to this project, I decided to make a simple dress and use the opportunity to experiment further with dip dying. In fact, my first experiment with dip dying was for the Color Challenge last season at Project Run and Play when I made an ombré handkerchief top.
I made a quick, fully lined jumper from a thifted white bedsheet. Before I sewed the pieces together, I added the triangle embellishments, which are made from bias cut squares sewn to the dress through the center and ironed in half along the stitch line.
I used Royal Blue and Bright Pink permanent fabric dye from Tulip. I created a gradual ombré effect with the blue dye and dipped the bottom of the jumper in the pink. Following the dye, I washed and dried the jumper, then embroidered a line through the centers of the triangles using a stem stitch. Well, at least I think it was a stem stitch because this is the first time I've attempted embroidery since the sixth grade! I finished off with a pair of blue vintage buttons from my stash.
Most of the bed sheet remains so I think I will attempt more dye experiments, possibly some different tie-dye techniques. Stay tuned!
Thank you for featuring my dress!