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« on: April 18, 2012 10:11:14 AM »

I got this fabric from one of my favorite sources back when she was trying it out in her store.  Unfortunately it didn't sell well so she doesn't offer it any more.  It's a blend of cotton and a fiber made from corn!!  Yet another environmentally friendly fiber instead of using pure synthetics and the toxins that go along with them.  I dyed the fabric, originally a really light cream, using a Dylon packet.  I stirred it on the stovetop for 15 minutes and then stirred intermittently for 45 minutes.  It came out *just* the color I wanted! 

I used Butterick 5215 as my base, but my shape is a bit different than this pattern.  Warning:  This pattern runs LARGE.  I took a shirt I had that was stained and I was going to toss anyhow, that was, in fact, my favorite t-shirt; I cut it up and used it on top of the other pattern to make a hybrid that fits me better than either of them. 

It came out so well, and I was thrilled beyond belief to find out that it matches my batik skirt!!!!

OK so here's a pic of the two together.   

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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012 10:26:09 AM »

This looks great!  I love the color, too.  Sewing things like t-shirts has always scared me, but I think I'm gaining courage!

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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012 12:19:13 PM »

 Grin The t-shirt and skirt are great and your posing gave me a huge smile  Grin you look really nice in them. Well done.

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012 06:21:15 PM »

Great colour! I love it when things work out as planned  Wink

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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012 05:06:15 PM »

The color is fantastic and good for you for showing no fear in dyeing!!

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