Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rainbow Imke

Ages ago a friend asked me to make a top for her daughter.  A few weeks back we finally sat down to discuss what they wanted.  I was told a t-shirt type top with a pointy hood.  The hood and sleeves rainbow.  And dangling bits from the hood.  The body purple.
rainbow imke
The top is the IMKE pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love.  I chose this pattern because it went up to a size 11/12, had a pointy hood, and the newer Imke pattern is slimmer cut than the original.   I still added a bit of the length to the body and sleeves as per my client's measurements.

In order to do a shirt like this one, the pieces are dyed before construction.  Each sleeve is rainbow dyed as was the hood.  For the dangling pieces I cut 6 circles of knit which I dyed the basic 6 rainbow colours.  I then cut the circles into spirals.  Took each cut sprial and folded it in half and inserted it into the hood.  I'd left the pieces long so that they could be cut shorter if desired.  I love the effect, but I have to admit that dyeing before construction has its challenges like severely curled edges!

10 comments:

toadstooldots said...

stunning! You are a real artist with your dying technique, I am amazed every time.

The Handmaden said...

Wow, a fantastic top, well worth the extra effort!

Kat said...

Wow Sara! You are indeed an artist. Kat xxx

Kai Anja said...

WOW! This Imke is fantastic. I love your creations, they are so wonderful colorful!

Kai Anja

Di Nosaur said...

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG

I NEEEEEEEEED one of these!

Are you going to sell any of these soon?

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff!

Nikki

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT, you are so wonderfully talented!

LeahR said...

Wow! This is AWESOME!! I love how it turned out.

Claire said...

As everyone else has said Sara - this is a really GORGEOUS top! You are one amazing lady!

Lola Nova said...

Oh, it is just beautiful happy!

Steffi said...

Wow...Sara-that´s soooo beautiful!Great work!