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 dress
Tie-front dress
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one-sleeve Shibori cinch dress
one-sleeve Shibori cinch dress
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tie-strap Shibori tank
tie-strap Shibori tank
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Tie-strap tank top
Tie-strap tank top
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tie-front Shibori shirt
tie-front Shibori shirt
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Short-sleeve button-down shirt
Short-sleeve button-down shirt
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Shibori tank
Shibori tank
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Tie-front button-up shirt
Tie-front button-up shirt
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Shibori tanks and shirts
Shibori tanks and shirts
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Shibori hooded long-sleeve shirt and mat
Shibori hooded long-sleeve shirt and mat
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Shibori dresses
Shibori dresses
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Shibori shorts and capris
Shibori shorts and capris
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Design from wrapping fabric with wire be
Design from wrapping fabric with wire be
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Design from stitching fabric before dyin
Design from stitching fabric before dyin
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Shirt bound with stitches to make a patt
Shirt bound with stitches to make a patt
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Close up of shirt bound by stitches to m
Close up of shirt bound by stitches to m
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Tank top with mini clothes pins pinching
Tank top with mini clothes pins pinching
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Mini clothes pins to make a design
Mini clothes pins to make a design
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Soaking clothes in water before dying t
Soaking clothes in water before dying t
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Clothes in indigo dye
Clothes in indigo dye
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close-up details of Shibori techniques
close-up details of Shibori techniques
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