My hairdresser is having a baby and what better way to celebrate than to dye her a couple baby things.
I bought a baby blanket from Dharma Trading but after dyeing, it has pilled something terrible. Even after combing and working to get the lint off, I still didn’t think it was good enough to give her.
So I came up with a backup.
I’ve been looking for fabric to replace my crop pants I practically live in all summer. I’ll blog about them later, but the fabric I chose was cotton gauze.
Instead of making the pants out of this fabric, I washed the fabric, cut it, and serged the edges making a small blanket. Then it went to the dye studio to be dyed in one of my favorite colorways. Since this new mom is not into pink for her new little girl, I compromised with this palette. I had previously dyed little Jillian a dress with these colors and also a shirt for me.
I absolutely love how the gauze dyed. I serged with gray thread so it really went well with the colors. I see dyeing more of this fabric in the future.
Don’t know about your neck of the woods, but it’s been raining a lot here. Sure wish we could send a little of it to California. Have a fun and colorful weekend.
Love these!!! Yes, the flannel blankies from Dharma do pill, I have better luck buying a good quality heavy flannel, prewashing and drying it, and then hemming it into a blanket, but that gauze looks awesome!!
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Candy, I had read the comments on Dharma but it looked like they had a new supplier. Anyway, the gauze sewed up great, dyed wonderfully, and supposedly it’s the “in” thing for babies in the summer. Thanks for the tip on the flannel. I’ll definitely do that next time.
I have been in love with dyeing and sewing with bubble gauze (aka: crinkle cloth) for years! It takes the dye beautifully, and is such a wonderful light-weight fabric for warm-weather items! I used to make caftans out of it, and they sold really well. Only trouble is I didn’t know how to alter my (hand-made) pattern to make various sizes, so they all came out medium… still have part of a bolt of the last bunch of cloth I bough from DT… should do something with it!
I had no idea you had made caftans of this wonderful fabric. Great idea. It does dye so nice. It also serged so easily. I’d love to see what you do with the rest of that bolt!