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Upcycled Shibori Silk Dress

Added Jun 20, 2011

by daughterfish

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I upcycled a cream dupioni silk shawl I wore to my wedding by making it into a dress with lace accents and synthetic organza over the shoulders. I designed the dress using element from my favorite patterns. But the dress ended up looking too bridal, so I decided to tie-dye it!

I love Japanese tie-dye, shibori, so tried this technique on the dress. I intended the color to be bright/blood red, but it ended up a soft peach.

I have more on how I did this on my blog Daughter Fish




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Evening Wear
Lace/Sequins, Organza, Silk

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    Jul 30, 2011, 09.37 PMby taiwo .

    The dress turned out lovely!

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    Jun 21, 2011, 09.10 AMby carolyn-s

    Look just fabulous! I love how the dye job turned out.

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      Jun 21, 2011, 02.18 PMby daughterfish

      Thanks! It was a little scary dipping all that white silk in the dye, but I like how it turned out!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 03.53 PMby Anya Sievers

    I think the color makes this dress especially beautiful!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 03.02 PMby FabricUiPhoneApp

    I’m with’s wonderful to see that you’ve recycled something from your wedding day…too many times these things linger in closets, almost forgotten.

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      Jun 20, 2011, 05.50 PMby daughterfish

      Thanks! Yes, it’s nice to know I’m actually getting some use out of the shawl, instead of it being buried in a drawer!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 07.33 AMby khatsu

    This is gorgeous and what a wonderful way to remember your wedding day!

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      Jun 20, 2011, 05.51 PMby daughterfish

      Thanks! I do think it’s a great way to remember that big day!

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