I’ve been seeing a lot of indigo Shibori tie-dye this summer and it’s not a bad thing – I like blue.
Rather than filling my wardrobe with stuff from the stores, I decided to make my own. It’s summer in Nova Scotia (#nssummer) and although tie-dying was not on my summer to-do list, it should of been!
The last time I tie-dyed was at summer camp – I think it was hippy day? Let’s say it was hippy day.
This time I didn’t dress up but I did stock up on supplies:
- White tees and linens
- Elastic bands
- A paper towel tube
David joined in and helped and I must say, the patterns really worked … but
… The good news is I am NOT a How To / DIY blog… so rather than telling you what I did and how I failed, you can just go to Pinterest and find patterns – like this site I used – and try it yourself.
… The better news is I took these pics right after I dyed the clothes… when I put everything in the wash, the blue ran and my whites are no longer white. Boo. I thought I followed instructions but I must of missed a step. I’d check, but I recycled the instructions and am too lazy to Google my mistake. Whatev, it was fun and the clothes still look okay. And, like I said, I got the pictures before everything turned blue (both literally and emotionally). In a world of Instagramming perfection, it’s big of me to admit the unfiltered outcome.
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A. Madewell Seaglass Bead Necklace / B. Patagonia Women’s Kiawah Island Dress / C. Madewell Silk Shadeview Dip-Dye Cami / D. Madewell Indigo Shibori Linen Tank / E. Job and Boss Blocked Tote / F. RESQ The Strong Rope Dog Leash in Indigo / G. J.Crew Leila Tie-Dye Shibori Sandal / H. Maalikaacreations Indigo Blue Two-Colour Pillowcase / I. Dash & Albert Herringbone Indigo Woven Cotton Rug / J. Society6 Indigo Shibori iPhone case / K. Gorman Indigo Eyes Skirt / L. Modcloth Indigo Gardens Dress / M. Madewell Indigo Shibori Scarf / N. Vans for J.Crew Classic Slip-On Shoe / O. West Elm Organic Indigo Ikat Stripe Shams / P. Heath Ceramics Miller Full Dinnerware Set / Q. J.Crew Tye-dye Ruched Halter Tank Bathing Suit / R. Toms Yvette Indigo Crystal Sunglasses