Upcycled skirt and top, dyed and block printed ready for summer

AW Upcycled printed skirt 1AW Upcycled printed skirt 2

Good morning. I have been doing a little more fabric dyeing and block printing of my clothes ready for summer. This one started off as a plain white skirt. It was a bargain charity shop buy at just £2 – but white is simply not me.

The fabric is 100% cotton with a fine metallic thread running through it at intervals – perfect for dyeing. I dyed it Flamingo Pink (Dylon) using the washing machine. Then I block printed with fabric paint and wooden print blocks (Blockwallah and Colouricious). Ta Da – a lovely revamped skirt ready for summer.

 

I also picked up another £2 bargain which started off as a pale pink knitted top. I dyed it in the same batch and it turned out fabulous. It was mainly viscose but also had a synthetic fibre component. You can see in the close up that it came out with a lovely mottled effect as the synthetic fibre remained undyed.

AW Dyed pink top

AW Dyed top pink 1

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3 thoughts on “Upcycled skirt and top, dyed and block printed ready for summer

    • Thank you. My friends have often asked me why I don’t ‘buy clothes in the colour I like in the first place’ – tee hee hee. I love to grab a bargain and checking the fabric labels to see how I can alter them and make them into something ‘original’ x.

      • A lot of the colour combinations you create with the dye and stamps aren’t really available. But playing is also such fun. I dye my bathroom door every time I do my hair, so I am too wary to do anything more

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