Fabric: 20% Madder Root dyed organic hemp/cotton blend
Pattern: Japanese Children’s Pattern book (2010)
A couple of months ago, I was doing some not so successful (so I thought) madder root dye experiments with a yard of hemp/org. cotton blend. I hadn’t used a higher ratio of madder root to dry weight of fabric and ended up with a very peachy color. I had no idea what to do with it until i saw this Japanese Pattern book. It was published this year (2010) but I have no idea what it’s called. There is no English title on it what so ever. But the patterns are absolutely beautiful ♥! They use a lot of natural colors in it and hardly any prints which is quite refreshing. When i saw the picture of the little tunic, I immediately knew my peachy fabric had just found it’s home. Who else in the world can pull off a color like this then a little toddler with pristine complexion. In the back, the top has a little box pleat. The mandarin collar is finished on the inside by hand which turns out to be lovely as no stitching is visible on the outside. I love the stitching detail on the placket.
In case you are interested in doing a bit of natual dye experiments at home, here the link to part 1 and part 2 that I wrote up last month.