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Stitching with Tie-Dye Material | Model Revive


Making your personal garments is one factor, however what about making your personal material print? Tie-dye materials are very on-trend and making a serious comeback within the trend scene, and it’s a lot enjoyable to do.  

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Meg modeling her tie-dyed tiered skirt

On this episode of Model Revive, I deal with my first tie-dye undertaking with a equipment and the assistance of skilled Bianca Springer of Thanks I Made Them. Bianca walks me by way of every thing from deal with the material, mixing dyes, dyeing patterns and extra to create a vibrant gathered tiered skirt.

Enjoying round with totally different tie-dye patterns works so properly in a skirt with totally different tiers like this one.  

You may draft your personal or use a sample like this one from Burda Model. On the highest tier, I did a extra folding tie-dye technique on the material, whereas on the underside gathered tier I did the extra conventional scrunch. It’s simply so cool how one can manipulate the sample by simply twisting the material in numerous methods. 

Collage of Meg modeling her tiered skirt made of tie-dye fabric

Right here I paired the tie-dyed skirt with my silky model of the Bala Wrap Prime sample, which provides the skirt a extra elevated and fancier really feel. Then after all I needed to placed on some matching footwear! 

Getting ready the Tie-Dye Material

I used to be scared to leap right into a dyeing undertaking proper in my studio in concern of getting dye on different material, so I remodeled my kitchen right into a dye studio. 

A home-dying set-up in Meg's kitchen

It was an fascinating problem setting every thing up for each dyeing and filming in my loft condominium!

Tye-dye fabrics hanging to dry in the shower

After letting my material and dye sit for round 8 hours, I rinsed all of it in my tub and hung to dry—I used to be so excited at this level to see the patterns develop! I had already sewn my tank to the purpose earlier than ending, however my skirt was simply in items. 

My skirt items have been all wrinkly from wringing out all of the water, so I made certain to present all of them press.

Pressing and basting tie-dye fabric

On the underside bigger tiers, I sewed two rows of basting stitches ensuring to go away lengthy bobbin thread tails. 

Pressed skirt pieces cut from tie-dye fabric

Each the back and front skirt have the identical higher and decrease rectangles, the underside being double the width for gathering.

Stitching the Tiered Skirt

I marked the facilities on every piece so my gathers have been evenly distributed.

Gathering seams on tie-dye skirt

As soon as the decrease skirt panel matched the width of the highest, I pinned proper sides collectively and stitched the seam. That is the step the place I at all times neglect to flip the sew size again to common!  

Sewing gathers on tie-dye skirt

When stitching a seam with gathers, I at all times be sure that the gathered edge is on prime so I can regulate the gathers if obligatory whereas stitching. As soon as the seam was sewn, I serged the allowances collectively.

Pressing allowance on tie-dye skirt above gathers

Then I pressed my seam allowance upwards and away from the gathered facet. 

I then topstitched my seam utilizing the laser information and repeated the whole course of for the opposite skirt half.

Topstitching and allowances on tie-dye skirt

As soon as my tiers have been sewn, I matched my facet seams proper sides collectively and stitched. 

Pressing seams for tie-dye tiered skirt

After each my facet seams have been stitched collectively, I pressed the seam allowance open. 

Tie-dye skirt, ready to add waistband

Loving the skirt a lot!

Including the Elastic Waistband

The subsequent step was to elasticated the waistline.

Sewing the elastic for the waistband of the tiered skirt

I wrapped my 1”-wide elastic round my waist till a snug width and reduce. Then I sewed the ends collectively overlapping them with a sq. form. 

Inserting elastic into the waistband of tie-dyed tiered skirt

I marked the middle entrance and middle again of each the skirt waistline and the elastic after which pinned these collectively. 

To sew the elastic in, I stretched it as I serged to match the skirt’s edge. 

Waist elastic sewn into tie-dyed tiered skirt

Whereas I used to be at my serger I additionally end the hem fringe of the skirt. 

Topstitching waistband of tiered skirt to encase elastic

Topstitching time! I at all times wish to topstitch from the proper facet of my garment, so for the elastic waistline, I eliminated the arm of my machine and stretched the elastic again out as I sewed. 

Pressing and hemming tie-dye tiered skirt

At this level I attempted on the skirt to see how massive of a hem I wanted, and I made a decision to go along with a big 1 ¾” hem. I additionally topstitched my hemline from the proper facet of the skirt.

Tie-Dye Material Tank Prime

Earlier than tie-dyeing, I sewed collectively the facet and shoulder seams of our Remmel Tank sample, in addition to serging all the perimeters to stop fraying through the dying course of.  

Tie-dyed tank top ready for finishing

My tank turned out so good! Now all I need to do is end the perimeters. 

Pressing seams on the tie-dye tank top

Alongside the hem edge I pressed up and stitched ¾”, and alongside the neckline and armhole I pressed ¾” in the direction of the incorrect facet.  

Finishing the tie-dye tank top

As soon as all my edges have been pressed, I topstitched all of them from the proper facet.

Styling the Completed Outfit

I completely love the tank paired with my skirt—seems to be like a costume!

Meg modeling her outfit made from tie-dye fabric

I nonetheless wish to add block printing, however I made a decision to attend and do extra training and stamp it later.

Collage of Meg modeling her tie-dye outfit

A two-piece matching set supplies a lot versatility! I’m glad I can put on my mounted footwear (from final episode) to match my belt on this outfit, however I additionally like the way it seems to be half tucked in.  

Tie-dyeing was a lot simpler than I had thought. I’ve already dyed some extra T-shirts and might’t wait to experiment extra with totally different strategies together with ice-dyeing and utilizing bleach. Particular due to Bianca Springer once more or strolling me by way of this course of. 


Have you ever ever tie-dyed material? Or perhaps a pre sewn garment? Get a equipment and check out it out your self, then be sure that to publish utilizing #StyleReviveChallenge.  

Enter: Merely publish your undertaking to Instagram utilizing #StyleReviveChallenge by October thirty first 2021. We could contact you to obtain further pictures for the reside stream in addition to your contact data to ship you the problem of Sew Information Journal your undertaking is featured in. We will’t wait to see everybody’s makes. Be certain to tune into the reside occasion right here! It’s scheduled for November 2, and you’ll signal as much as get a reminder now. 

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Glad Stitching!  
Meg

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