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« on: April 10, 2007 10:35:46 AM »

i made this completely from scratch- the dress is made from hand dyed rayon.

its had 3 baths- turquoise>light green > orange (which turned it all brown)

the front hem is shorter than the back- im in so much love with this dress- i couldnt bear to part with it.
its rare i keep things for myself- but i couldnt let this one go Smiley





my feet dont mind the snow....
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007 10:42:24 AM »

its beautiful! love the print... alot.. you look great in it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007 11:26:37 AM »

Gorgeous! Did you use a tjanting for the dandelions?
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007 12:07:46 PM »

Wow thats great! I'd keep it for myself too. The flower is beautiful.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007 01:03:57 PM »

sooo pretty and perfect for warmer weather (if it ever arrives  Wink)!
Do you have a huge pot for boiling out? Whenever I try to iron out pieces like this, the wax goes to unwaxed areas and looks kinda yucky Tongue. I might need to buy a big cheap pot & try boiling.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007 01:10:23 PM »

thanks Smiley



i just use a giant lobster pot to boil it out- i never iron.
my rule of thumb is at least 3 minutes in boiling water- then immediately into a HOT washload with a heap of soap. the wax boils pretty good out of the rayon i think....


and yep- i used a tjanting. paintbrush too. Smiley


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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007 01:25:43 PM »

It's absolutely gorgeous. Great work !!
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007 05:56:09 PM »

Wow, that's beautiful.  I love the dandelion design.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007 05:58:37 PM »

Your dress is phenomenal!  I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007 09:55:59 PM »

wow thats pretty Smiley

whats a tjanting?
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007 10:06:20 PM »

I've done batik once and Loved it.  This dress inspires me to try it again soon.

I love the colors and the dandelion.  Can't blame you for keeping it!
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« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2007 12:39:38 AM »

Very very lovely!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2007 08:24:30 AM »

That's beautiful! the dandelions are so delicate, i love it!!! nice job:)
it looks beautiful on you!!
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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2007 08:38:37 AM »

Thanks for the tips! Grin
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« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2007 03:19:20 PM »

wow thats pretty Smiley

whats a tjanting?

It's kind of like a little funnel on a stick that you use like a pen for drawing with hot wax. 
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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2007 07:52:35 AM »

it is gorgous.
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2007 08:42:04 AM »

the fabric is AMAZING   Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2007 01:03:05 AM »

I'm in love with your dress, it's amazing! It really makes me want to try wax batik.  Cheesy

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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2007 01:03:52 PM »

Beautiful - love the pattern and style of dress you made.
will have try the boiling mthod too - when I iron I can never quite get it alllll out.

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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2007 01:30:52 PM »

This is definately one of the most gorgeous dresses I have ever seen!!
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« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2007 06:46:46 PM »

Awesome dress.. How do your feets not get cold? Huh
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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2007 11:06:27 PM »

sooooo beautifuL!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2007 06:27:07 PM »

gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2007 05:32:42 PM »

Awesome dress.. How do your feets not get cold? Huh

after years of refusing to wear sensible socks in the winter- it just kinda happened that i'm mostly immune these days from cold.

i wear sandals in the snow- i hate socks :lol:
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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2007 07:55:38 AM »

Forgive me, as I'm an extreme beginner to dyeing, but how would you go about this?  Dye the whole thing turquoise, wax the parts you wanted to stay turquoise, dye it green, wax the parts you want to stay green, then do it in orange? DD and I are embarking on our first dyeing attempts this weekend, hopefully, and this looks beautiful!  The original plan was to just tie dye, or paint it with a paint brush (have paintstiks and dyna flow (however it's spelled), but this looks really great!  Of course, I'd also have to find some wax....
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2007 06:15:21 PM »

the dress i made from white rayon---
i sewed it and then dunked it in turq dye... i dyed a seperate piece to color the waist band to sew on later...

drew in the parts i wanted to stay turquoise- then a dip in bright green..dry ... more waxing... the final bath was orange- which made it come out a weird browny shade i like a lot.
then i boiled it- added the turquoise bias tape and bam.
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rayons a pain to sew sometimes- it tears up really easy and water weakens the fibers....
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2008 04:32:10 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2008 09:10:34 AM »

I LOVE this! Cheesy it makes me happy.
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« Reply #28 on: February 03, 2008 02:54:35 AM »

I'm so glad I was curious enough to click on this post!  Wow.  Love it and I can't blame you for not wanting to part with it.

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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2008 09:39:12 PM »

Ooh, this is beautiful! It makes me want to try batiking so badly!
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It's amazing! I **tried** batik once and it was a disaster.
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« Reply #31 on: April 13, 2008 12:13:43 PM »

This is unbelievably gorgeous!  Did you use a pattern for the dress?
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« Reply #32 on: April 30, 2008 04:01:57 PM »

nope. i just kinda eyed it up and went.

ive made a million dresses like that and it eventually becomes like breathing Smiley


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« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2008 11:06:24 AM »

Wow...that is sooo beautiful.  What a great job.  I'm just getting interested in dying fabric and yarn, so I've searched through a million things in the last few weeks....and I'm pretty sure this is my favorite thing I've seen so far.  I love the orange color and the dandelions!  Absolutely beautiful. Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2008 06:00:41 AM »

Wow I love the batik you did. 
Great job. 
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« Reply #35 on: June 02, 2008 10:49:16 AM »

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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2008 11:41:51 AM »

That is so beautiful. <3
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« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2009 07:14:51 PM »

You look beautiful in that dress.  I love that first picture, there's so much movement.

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