Naturally Dyed Flared Wave Skirt


I am just in love with this pattern.  Super easy to sew up and so comfortable to wear.  I really need to make a few more!

This pattern is from one of my favorite sewing pattern books, Shape Shape, Sewing Clothing Patterns to Wear Multiple Ways by Natsuno Hiraiwa.  I have made up a few patterns and really love the fit on me.  I should add that though I’m usually a size 6 off the rack I need to use the size large patterns (they are offered in s,m,l).

I made the Flared Wave Skirt out of Natural Sophisticate which is a really lovely mix of flax and silk with a nice hand that I bought from Near Sea Naturals.  I often shop from their online store (they’re out of Asheville NC) since they offer a great selection of sustainable, fair trade and organic fabrics and notions.

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I then folded and wrapped my fabric along with some hand stitching to prepare it for the dye bath.  I first gave it a bath in a tannin solution and then used my alum to pre-mordant the fabric.  I went with red cabbages as my dye source since I live in a small condo with two kids and didn’t want to have any fumes to deal with.  I love how the color came out, a subtle mix of lavenders, blues ( I added vinegar to my second soak) and browns.  This pattern really shows off the dye pattern since it is cut on two different grains as it curves around the body.

Naturally Dyed Flared Wave Skirt at Sew Pomona

13 responses to “Naturally Dyed Flared Wave Skirt”

  1. […] from Shape Shape by Natsuno Hiraiwa.  You can see my flared skirt review from the same book here.  I made this up in the large size but might grade the pattern up a bit more for a slightly looser […]

  2. […]   Flared Wave skirt.  I get so many complements on this one!  This was my first foray into natural dyes and I love […]

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  5. […] is your favorite garment that you’ve made?  My Naturally Dyed Flare Wave Skirt!  I love the fabric, a beautiful flax, and the color and pattern from shibori dyeing with cabbage- […]

  6. […] tank ( I’ll be blogging about it next week) and my favorite organic skirt- my naturally dyed flared wave skirt, both worn inside out.  Sorry the pics aren’t better- last-minute and indoors.  My top […]

  7. […] thought I’d kick off the month with a full me made look!  Today I’m wearing my naturally dyed flared wave skirt with my Anne Klein V1382 organic voile top +  my new sandals from Anthropologie (so in love with […]

  8. […] Day 1- Anne Klein Top & Flared Wave Skirt […]

  9. […] 11 Sunday- Happy Mother’s Day! Wearing my favorite outfit- me made skirt is my naturally dyed flared wave skirt and the purple top is Michael Stars and my necklace I got while traveling in Italy from Murano.. […]

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  11. […] direction of the grain.  I made this second version in a size large(you can view my first make here) with a simple enclosed button panel and a metal tab to keep it secure at the waist.  I actually […]

  12. […] MMM Day 15- Friday Theme: Something Old.  These are two of my earliest makes for the blog and the skirt was my first go at using natural dyes.  Both are Shape Shape patterns: Sleeveless Scarf Blouse( sans scarves- I cut them off!) and Flared Wave Skirt.  […]

  13. […] 20-  Self Drafted Indigo Tank and Shape Shape Flared Wave Skirt + Headband.  I love this look!  I’ve never worn these together this way and love how the […]

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