indigo dyed dress

bold leaf prints from castor oil plant

This is the dress made from a fabric that was dyed and contact printed with botanicals and then pre-cut for a dress,  as described in last week’s post; “before and after“. This past weekend I assembled the dress that you see below. I love the somewhat wide and angular neckline and the 3/4 length sleeves that were finished at the edges in a lighter shade of indigo blue. Another feature of this dress is the wide flare on both sides; which it can be brought together, either front or back and secured with a button for a flattering A-line dress.

contrasting prints in charcoal on background colors in a variation of azure to cerulean blues

back view of dress

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10 Responses to indigo dyed dress

  1. Mim says:

    You and the dress both look absolutely beautiful!
    Just recently found your blog and I totally love it! Thank you!


  2. buntyw says:

    Fabulous – I love it!!


  3. Francesca Maria Frongia says:



  4. Ms Anne says:

    I What fun and such a beautiful outcome. Just wonderful. Thanks – so much. I fell upon your blog trying to satisfy my mind concerning decomposing leaves. So glad I found you. Love you work.


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