I love expressing my creativity by designing plus size clothing. I can explore fashion and art by using different combinations of fabrics and colors. There are no limits to hold me back; I can make the finest handmade plus size clothing for you.
One of my favorite techniques is tie-dye. It has always had an important place in fashion. Ancient cultures, psychedelic hippies, and modern fashionistas have all embraced this creative style.
History of Tie-Dye
If you thought tie-dye was only as old as the 1960’s, think again. Civilizations from all over the world have been using tie-dye – a type of resist dying – for thousands of years.
Many ancient cultures used the tie-dye method to liven up their outfits. Artisans from China, India, and Africa had their own specific tie-dye methods. Some were more precise than others, but all followed the same basic techniques.
Tie-dyeing involves a few basic steps. First, the fabric is twisted, crumpled, or folded. Then it is fastened into place; this can be done by tying the fabric or holding it in place with strong rubber bands. This prevents the dye from coloring the entire garment. The result: one of a kind patterns and color combinations.
Handmade Tie-Dye Plus Size Clothing
Tie-dyeing makes it impossible to churn out identical garments on a massive scale. You can use the same technique, but handmade tie-dye garments will never look exactly the same.
This might make it a bad choice for huge clothing manufacturers, but I embrace this special touch. Take this plus size tunic top in royal blue. It’s a soft jersey fabric that’s hand tie-dyed to create beautiful vertical lines. No two are will come out as a perfect match. Each tunic top has its own distinct combination of white and blues, lines, and curves.
As a designer, nothing is more inspiring than seeing my handmade creations take shape. Tie-dyeing is an ancient technique that I am proud to continue using today.
Shop all my handmade tie-dye plus size clothing designs. Which is your favorite? Have you ever done your own tie-dyeing? Let me know in the comments.
Stephen, Your Designer
“There is an amazing feeling of artistic accomplishment when all the parts come together into one harmonious aesthetic. It's a connection with who you are and the elements you choose to express yourself visually. This is what making clothing is all about for me. It's like when a songwriter hears his first written notes from a voice or a baker who has practiced a recipe and nails it or a figure skater who exceeds her own expectations. I express my sense of art in clothing. I see things in color, shape and texture. I react to the touch of silk on my skin and my eyes are aware of how color combinations make me feel. My goal is to bring all of these intuitive notions to garments that are sized for larger women. If I can accomplish this then I have reached my goal.” – Stephen