Red, Tie Dye and Blue

Handmade Tie Dye top (similar) | Handmade lantern pants (similar) | Naturalizer sandals | Handmade necklace (similar) | J. Jill belt (similar) | Tiffany bracelet 

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.  Psalms 103:2-5

Hey, friends!  I know it's just a tiny bit early for red, white and blue, but Monday is our Style Imitating Art outfit day.  To see details if you want to join us, click the above link or see my sidebar.  The artwork is copyrighted, so click over to the MetMuseum link if you want to see it in its entirety.  Your outfits aren't due to Daenel until Tuesday, June 30.  Now onto...

The Challenge
On the hunt for rayon challis fabric, this tie dye pattern was found on eBay.  Initially, I was going to order 5 yds., to make a top and matching skirt to look like a dress, but due to some complications with the Make Offer option, I ended up getting only two.  I'm actually "okay" with that because the fabric was so challenging to work with.

The Details
The top is the same Blank Slate Valetta pattern that was used for the Peasant Top and Patchwork Denim post.  Since the rayon fabric is a lot softer than the cotton was, the side seams were taken up more than the first version.  The back tie dye design isn't lined up perfectly, even though I worked and worked trying to keep the fabric lined up while I was cutting it.  I'm going on the assumption that no one will notice it.  (Pictured below.)

When composing my previous Sewing Makes post, it made me a little sad that I hadn't worn my denim lantern pants, so I pulled them out right away and wore them!  Even though they are denim, the billowy cut of the legs make them cool, very much like wearing a skirt.  The outfit didn't really need a belt, but I like the finished look it gave it.  (Ha, I should have tightened it!). The top washes well, too.  I could have gotten away without ironing it, but I wanted it to look crisp for the photos.  

The Options
  • This is such a convenient top to pop on and go.  It's not so precious that I don't want to wear it, but it has much more style than a t-shirt.  Plus, the light weight makes it heat friendly.  
  • It could also be worn with regular jeans and many solid colored bottoms, such as, olive, khaki, brown, white (You know I'll be wearing this with my customized shorts!).  It's dressy enough to be at-home with a skirt, too.  
  • Not a fan of tie dye?  Me neither, but you may want to try a simple piece to ride out the trend.  That's what I'm doing!

Handmade Tie Dye top (similar) | Handmade lantern pants (similar) | Naturalizer sandals | Handmade necklace (similar) | J. Jill belt (similar) | Tiffany bracelet 

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