This self designed wrap skirt was made from leftover fabric of originally white gauze that I batiked by hand. I had bought several yards of the gauze, and I made 3 summer garments out of it: a men’s shirt, a child’s shirt, and a child’s jumpsuit. The dye process was partly experimental. I used 2 different resists when I drew the design: traditional wax, and rice paste. I was hoping to find a better alternative to wax, which is hard to remove from fabric, so I gave rice resist a try, reasoning that if it worked out, I’d be able to replace wax for all future projects. Unfortunately it didn’t work , it just didn’t penetrate the fabric enough to resist the dye, so I had a portion of leftover fabric that only dyed one color and didn’t receive the design. It is from that fabric that this skirt was made. I had some remaining remnants of correctly batiked fabric that I used as appliques on the skirt, and I made use of the plain background to showcase those.
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