Monday, June 10, 2013

Tie Dye Update

I'm going to be totally honest with you guys. I've been making tie dye dresses for awhile now, and I can say that while I have improved, I'm still so confused. For starters, my giveaway dresses aren't fitting their intended! I mailed my third giveaway dress last Saturday, and we'll see if she has the same problem. I think I may have jumped the gun on this whole free dress thing before I had the knowledge and experience needed. Because of this, I plan on making totes for all my giveaway winners thus far. Ladies, expect your totes to mail out Friday. I am well versed in making totes, don't worry, it will have no flaws.

Furthermore, I've also been upset with the quality of the dye--my tie dye has been fading a lot when I wash my creations!
a giveaway dress attempt
I talked to one of my close friends who does tie dye almost professionally, and she told me its because I'm using cheep dye. She recommended that I purchase a dye kit. Therefore I have said goodbye to RIT dye and hello to dharma trading dye! Their kit was really expensive, about 50$. However, it says it dyes 40 cotton shirts--and I think its a good investment if it helps me get my colors correct, and I can't wait to try it!

Lately I've been so frustrated over the quality of the dresses I've created for my giveaway. I know that I can't expect perfection yet, but I want people to be able to wear what I make! To be honest I don't think I'm a good enough seamstress to be doing this. I can't figure out sizing. Every dress I've made so far has been wrong in some area! I want to make tie dye dresses and I want to make them correctly! That was why I wanted to do a dress giveaway, to work on fitting dresses and constructing them property.
another dress I made and dyed
So, I'm going to keep the giveaway on hold for awhile until I get a better grasp at fitting people to my dresses. Its harder then I thought, and today I think I've learned a valuable lesson. 
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