Sunday, March 16, 2008

A Suit to Dye For

Zander likes to wear suits to formal occasions, but they have to be suits that he can tie-dye. This is his latest.

The linen jacket and cotton pants and shirt were all purchased at Value Village.

I understand it's important to use natural fibers like linen and cotton when you're tie-dyeing rather than your polyesters and nylons.

Zander's suit gives me a wistful feeling for a pair of bell-bottom Levis I had in grade nine. They started out brown, but after bundling them with elastics and soaking them in a bucket of diluted bleach, they turned red, orange and brown.

This was 1974, so they were long past being fashionable, but I still really liked them.

Sad to say, I don't think there is any photographic record of them. In contrast to Zander's suit, which I suspect was photographed many times on Saturday night.

A Tie-Dye Instructable

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chick magnet!

David Scrimshaw said...

You've got that right, Anonymous! Have you seen any of the pictures from the Formal on Facebook?

Anonymous said...

Of course I have!