About this project
These overalls are based on some by Muku :
(The pictures of them are about half way down, with two little boys.)
I wanted something comfy for summer so I decided this would be a comfortable easy piece to make. The drafting was all by measuring what seemed to be a good distance, save the waist in the front. I drafted the front, and then drafted the leg part again, but drew lines straight up for the outseam of the legs to make the gathers.
I used broadcloth, you could use linen, wool, whatever.
My button is actually just a friend's earring she left at my house and didnt want o.o
Ill give a tutorial of the Shibori below :D
Pardon the fact that the pictures dont help much.
To dye, you can either just follow closely the tiny instructions on the bottle or box of dye, or you could:
Fill a tub or bowl with hot tap water. Pour dye until you like the look of the water. SHAKE THE BOTTLE! The purple you see in all my pictures was supposed to be navy, to stick with the traditional-looking indigo Shibori T^T Then drop your piece in the water. Stir the water (and flip the piece or pour some of the dye water over it if it isn't fully submerged like mine was) for 15-30 minutes. Or however long you want. Then to get the most out of your dye, you can let the piece sit for however long you want, I let mine sit for 2 hours while I got dinner with some bros.
When you wanna move on, dump the dye-water out of the tub or bowl. You can also lift your piece over the sink or wherever all this water of yours is going, and let it drip for a bit, till you return it to the tub/bowl to spray or run water over til the water runs about clear. Then take all of the rubber bands off, and shake all the objects out of the piece, and wash the piece for not-too-long (I used our machine's knit/delicate cycle cause it's short.) Then let it dry, and perhaps iron out all the wrinkles from the gathered rings, if they bother you. Voila, fancy Shibori :D