Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11

And now, presenting the after photos! Matching tie dye pajamas! I'm so pleased with how they turned out!

The colors are a bit more subdued than I expected, but I think this works well for the pajama sleepy time look. Or as my sister pointed out, if they were too bright you wouldn't be able to fall asleep while wearing them.

The final missing touch that I want to work on for this project is a label. I'm thinking of making a stencil and using some paint to stencil it directly onto the pajamas.
Does anyone out there have a good method for making handmade labels for handmade clothing? I would definitely appreciate some tips, tricks, and creative ideas!


  1. bummer, blogger just ate my comment!

    The dying looks so great, you make me want to try some tye-dye (never done it before)!

    As for the labels, I've silk screened onto twill tape with really nice results. If you don't feel like silk screening, you could always get a stamp made and stamp onto tape or the garment with a fabric stamp pad or fabric paint. Custom stamps are *really* cheap online or if you're feelin' fancy you could carve your own!

  2. these are so so beautiful! I really envy your friends! :)

  3. Beautiful! I'm so inspired! Usually I sleep in worn, oversized t-shirt, love the idea of sleeping in pretty pajamas, maybe it will help me sleep better!

    As for label, I use twill tape and stamp. I have a custom made stamp and also alphabet stamp where I can arrange the alphabet to form a word. Karyn at makesomething makes stamp with typewriter and fabric scraps ( I think it's a wonderful idea.

  4. how beautiful! they look like summer desserts– popsicles and fruit candy. mmm.

    I'm going to have to try some of these label-making techniques myself... let me know if you want to get together and try something out together!

  5. Hi ! The pictures are great, it looks amazing :)
    For the labels, I can recommend a tutorial Iro Iro made a while ago and otherwise, you can use some pen to write on fabric, iron it and it's done ! Good luck :)

  6. These look great. I love these dyeing efforts. I have tried some dyeing myself lately... but they don't look half as good as yours. nice work!