Ties, Dyes, and Tie-Dye: Summer 2021 Collection

This casual summer collection includes clothes with ties, natural dyes, and tie-dye techniques. I sewed these clothes and hand-dyed each piece using Shibori techniques.

Natural dyes work best on natural fibers, so I sewed these clothes using lightweight 100% cotton knits and muslin. I drafted the sewing patterns for each piece of clothing. I dyed the clothes in an indigo bath using Shibori folding, weaving, and binding techniques. Shibori is an ancient Japanese method if resist dying, which has influenced modern tie-dye. Indigo is a natural, plant-based dye that is commonly used for Shibori.

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Ties, Dyes, and Tie-Dye: Summer 2021 Collection

tie-front Shibori dress
tie-front Shibori dress
tie-front Shibori shirt
tie-front Shibori shirt
one-sleeve Shibori cinch dress
one-sleeve Shibori cinch dress
tie-strap Shibori tank
tie-strap Shibori tank
Shibori tank
Shibori tank
Short-sleeve button-down shirt
Short-sleeve button-down shirt
Shibori tanks and shirts
Shibori tanks and shirts
Shibori hooded long-sleeve shirt and mat
Shibori hooded long-sleeve shirt and mat
close-up details of Shibori techniques
close-up details of Shibori techniques
Shibori shorts and capris
Shibori shorts and capris
Shibori dresses
Shibori dresses