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Tie & Dye Shirt


Tie & Dye Shirt

My today’s post is not a tutorial,i am going to share one of  my textile design based creation ,its a tie & dye post,have you remembered my previous tie & dye work??
If you want to check my tie & dye archives,check these interesting posts,

  • My Niece’s Shirt
  • Handmade Pouch
  • Sample Work

I hope you will like these above mentioned posts,
I like tie & dye techniques,its one of my favorite DIY because when i saw its final result after dye i always feel good..see my effort now :)

Tie & Dye Shirt

Tie & Dye Shirt

I am sorry i was unable to catch any model or dummy for this.. i was searching for any model,i request my brother but he said straightly; sorry its a girly type shirt & i will not like to wear this..plzz!!
i said take my pic for this & he said another hard know what?he said; you will appear first time at your blog & In “THIS” boring big shirt??oops..whats the will not look good at you!!(actually this shirt is a standard sized shirt,not fit on me..)
So finally i thought to post these pics “as it is”i Hope you will bear my fault :)

Tie & Dye Shirt

Tie & Dye Shirt

It is the back side of the shirt..i make vertical lines & then its diagonal lines at front side of the shirt.i use marbling technique for the arms,have a look at the arms design,

Tie & Dye Shirt

Tie & Dye Shirt

I always love the thread impression on cloth in tie n dye..kinda cool..hmmm

Tie & Dye Shirt

Tie & Dye Shirt

The Process
When i was doing textile designing,we study the typical methods of tie & dye..its not an easy technique basically,i will like to share my experience here,so check its process
  •  I wash & shrink the white cotton fabric
  • I went to a tailor’s shop & order him just for cutting the fabric first,after i dye these cuttings,he stitch the shirt 
  • I make some pleats on fabric pieces & then fold,wrap & knot all these tightly,with 2 inches gap.
  • then i cook the blue color with adding some chemicals
  • after cooking well i add the tied & knotted fabric into it
  • I cook it almost for half an hour
  • then i place the fabric pieces under water pressure in sink so the extra color will release.
  • Then i anxiously wait until these pieces dry,
  • I reveal the mystery(threads) & then i saw the final was fine..perfect as i desire!
  • after pressing the pieces i forward these to tailor & he make the dyed scrap into a smart shirt..

 Well its completed now..(without model)
I hope you will like my creation,if you want to see any tie & dye tutorial i will try to make any one for you.I am thinking about making a tie & dye cotton shirt for summer with this technique..may be after exams i will do it,lots n lots of things have been postponed due to my exams..oops..what to do now!!!!
Well Take Care Sweeties..

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  1. Ambreen

    June 2, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    I’m a big fan of the tie n die work. The shirt looks so lovely! Beautiful techniques you used here! Wish I stay next door to you, so I can learn these creative crafts from you …. You rock, dear!

  2. Michelle L.

    June 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    This is beautiful, K – I love the contrast between the geometric lines and the swirly sleeves. And the color is gorgeous! Your brother is being very thoughtful – he is your fashion stylist (apparently) and he wants to make sure your image is just right. Most brothers wouldn’t care! Although I’m sure you would look very cute in this shirt, maybe he is right and you should model an elegant embroidered item for your first appearance.

  3. Maite - vitoma

    June 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Excelente trabajo, te ha quedado preciosa .

  4. Anita Métier

    June 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Wow!! it`s really amazing.


    June 2, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Tie n dye is always fun,my dear your words are super sweet,you make my day :) i wish i can teach you LIVE…will love to teach a great cook ^(^

    Thanks auntie Mich,this contrast was my own designed,other people in class were doing many other techniques without contrast,but i did this :)
    i am glad to know that you like it,i will definitely model any outfit soon :)

    Thanks a lot sweeties, ^(^
    thanks my dear,so sweet of you

  6. Torviewtoronto

    June 2, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    beautifully done Khadija maashallah

  7. Vicki

    June 2, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Lol, your brother is hilarious! I think that it’s a very cute shirt! It reminds me of the one I made!(:

  8. kitty

    June 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Hermosa combinación geométrica y de colores ! Me gustó mucho.
    Si te decides por facebook ya nos veremos ahí.
    Besitos desde España!!

  9. Miriam

    June 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Muy linda la camisa, original y divertida. Besos


    June 3, 2011 at 3:33 am

    toreview toronto;
    thanks my dear,Jazak Allah

    Oh yes,he is sometimes more :)
    I also think this is cute shirt..hmm

    mostly tie and dye is in swirls & twists but its my unique design :)
    my sweety i am not on facebook & i dont like facebook ,they are against my religion so i am against them ^(^
    thanks for your LOVE..

    thanksssss honey :)

  11. Kiran Ashraf

    June 3, 2011 at 8:01 am

    the shirt looks lovely :)

  12. Samira

    June 3, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Wow that looks really beautiful… Good to see u back with ur creativity…

  13. lisbonlioness

    June 3, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Say hi to your brother from me please- he made me laugh out loud :)
    Your creation is amazing, I would LOVE to have a dress in that design. Absolutely stunning!


    June 3, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Thanks lovely girl :)

    Thank you dear,i am onnnn & offff these days,exams are starting from this 6th :(

    You dont know gir my brother visit my blog hardly once in a MONTH,i wish he read your comment :) but i will force him definitely
    i wish i can send you a shirt,now i will think about a tie & dye giveaway in future..thnxxx

  15. Lori

    June 3, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    What a fabulous shirt! I saw it on Inspire Me Fridays and hopped over to get a better look!

  16. Hani@Craftionary

    June 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Nice.. I like the color combination and design.. :)

  17. Sarah

    June 3, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    This is a smart shirt,love the design..amazing


    June 3, 2011 at 8:18 pm


    Thank you so much dear friends for writing sweet goodness :)

  19. fiamma

    June 3, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Wowww, I liked design and color and of course your technique

  20. divya

    June 4, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Wow…u soo talented dear…

  21. Kim @ It's a Crafty Life

    June 4, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    It looks great! Thanks for linking up!


    June 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm


    thanks a lot for admiring my work :) so sweet of you

  23. Kelly

    June 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Tie die is so fun, I love the blue color so pretty, and the stripes on the back are cool. Thanks for linking up to Eat, Grow, Sew!


    June 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm


    oh yes “Dye”..its really fun,i always confuse while writing this word..nice to read this..hehe..thnx 4 comment

  25. noblesse

    June 5, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    very beatiful job, congratulations

  26. Rachael@LovelyCraftyHome

    June 6, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Wow I can’t believe the different textures! That’s amazing! Thanks for linking up this week :)

  27. Michele Pacey

    June 6, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Oh this is probably one of my favourite things you’ve made. So lovely. Interesting the process of dyeing before sewing to incorporate different techniques all in one shirt. It’s gorgeous!

  28. The One Stop Baby Shop

    June 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Hi there I’m visiting from “Me Making Do” I saw your cute link up there! I absolutely LOVE your tutorial thanks for sharing! Great job! I’m new to blogging, you can find me here:



    June 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks dear friend :)

    Rachael; have to :) thanks for the comment!!

    Thanks dear for the lovely words,the basic purpose for cutting fabric before dye was;, its hard to color the stitching thread,thats why i have to do this before…

  30. Jill

    June 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Beautiful! Can’t understand why your brother wouldn’t model it!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  31. Plateful

    June 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

    WOW, Kadeeja, this looks incredible! I love the color combination and the designs. You rock girl, sachi!!

  32. anandhirajan

    June 7, 2011 at 7:18 am

    very beautiful blog.Congrats


    June 7, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Thanks dear,i will definitely visit yours

    oh yes,he is not interested in my creativity :)

    thank you sooo much sweeety,so nice of you!!!

    thank you for the visit & writing lovely words!!

  34. Robin

    June 7, 2011 at 10:27 am

    How cute!! I love looking at your blog. I am signing up to be a follower. Please come visit me at:

  35. Pia

    June 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Beautiful!!! Bellissima tecnica e fantastico lavoro! Molto bello anche il colore! Complimenti! Un abbraccio! Ciaooooo:o)

  36. MAK TEH

    June 8, 2011 at 2:25 am

    hello there love,having exams?all the best.


    June 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you so much my dear for the follow & visit :)

    You are always my lovely..thankssss

    Mak Teh;
    Oh my sweety hearty,exams are going well,but its such a hot weather,pray for me dear..thanks for writing love :)

  38. To Sew With Love

    June 8, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I am always amazed at how you find time to craft with your busy schedule, my friend, Khadija! Do take care and send my best regards to all the family! Thanks for linking up, doll! xoxo

  39. Mindie Hilton

    June 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!

  40. Christine

    June 11, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Haha! I cannot believe that your brother called this boring! It is a beautiful shirt. Here in California, if a button up shirt doesn’t fit, we just wear it over a tank top. Problem solved…..
    Thanks for linking this up with my Show and Share party.

  41. {nifty thrifty things}

    June 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow! ;)

  42. Becolorful

    June 12, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    this is incredible. I know the readers will love it and I am so glad you shared it on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  43. Handy Man, Crafty Woman

    June 13, 2011 at 3:02 am

    This looks great! Thanks for stopping by to add this to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

  44. Patricia Torres

    June 13, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    oh wow!! You’ve done that beautifully.. Its simply gorgeous!


    June 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Thanks honey for the lovely words,actually i always try to manage my time for my hobbies..its relaxing for me basically :)

    Thanks dear,i will definitely add :)

    oh yes,my brother is unexpected amazing boy,thanks for admiring

    Thanks my dear :)

    Thanksssss honey,so nice of youuuu!!

    Crafty women;
    thanks my sweet friends,i admire your lovely words,

  46. Kelly

    June 29, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I featured you for my link party Eat, Grow, Sew over at my blog Blue Bird Sews! Thanks for linking up your great upcycle ideas!

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