Wednesday, December 23, 2009

brought to you by the letter N



In order to get the organic cotton materials the colors that I wanted, I ended up hand-dyeing everything in the collection. Well, that is after the eco-friendly dye-house that was going to do it, somehow managed to ruin every fabric I gave them. Hmm, still not sure how they did that.
Thankfully, I had better results. The cotton took the peach really well, and in these folds it somehow almost glowed orange in natural lighting. 

23 comments:

Ross said...

Shouldn't a DYE-HOUSE have made the cloth....um...I don't know THE RIGHT COLOUR!?!?! that's just messed up that they ruined you fabrics

Leanne said...

Oh, yeah. They didn't just get the colors wrong, they burned the fabric and it had little holes in it and was unrecognizable. They did this twice, and then I just cancelled the rest of my order.

Mitsy said...

The color is beautiful. Merry Christmas! xx Mitsy

Ross said...

How do you burn fabric when your supposed to be DYEING it?!!? well, either way, your dye job looks even and like it would be a very pretty antique peach. merry Christmas

chickens and hens said...

so pretty! i love you and i am counting down the days!

blue eyed night owl said...

Too bad they screwed it up twice, but I love how your dyeing turned out. Maybe it was for the best, this is gorgeous.

the lanky dance said...

love it! And can't wait to see ya! fun.

tiltumaria said...

I'm sorry they ruined your fabrics, but at least the results you made were AMAZING! This is absolutely gorgeous!
xxxx

glam.spoon said...

if you want something done right... maybe you're better off doing it yourself, but i'm sure you didn't factor that into the schedule! good luck!

Natalie said...

this dress is beautiful like all your others!

bubbletoes said...

oh it looks awesome leanne! I love it and so happy you had better look with it. so... funny story! i was talking about PR the other day to my bf and i was talking about how im really into all the stuff you do and he told me that he knows you!! I was blown away. haha. he lived in yuba city for awhile too. his name is jason and said he was friends with your boyfriend at the time. small world, huh?

kristina said...

lovely. juuuuust lovely. out of curiousity, how does one (meaning you, not the 'professionals') go about hand-dyeing fabric? is it as simple as a bottle of rit and some hot water?

Brunch at Saks said...

Just found your blog- I adore it! These images are gorgeous as well! XOXO

Ansley said...

So gorgeous! I love peach colored clothes :D

YnR said...

that's terrible!
but maybe it was for the best! I think it adds a lovely touch that you hand-dyed the fabrics yourself...the color and the dress look stunning!!

SogniSorrisi said...

I can't believe they managed that...What a pretty shade of peach.

Math Hue said...

Congrats on the Time Out New York article! The jacket looks awesome on you! Defiantly keep it. =)

{kara} said...

you are soooo talented! I am a huge fan!

margareet said...

I love your style! Even though I live in Argentina, where season 5 has just finished, I think your collection was amazing! congratulations!

lana said...

amazing and flawless! you did a better job than they ever could have, i am sure.

xo
lana
www.joeyandlana.com

愛美 said...

還是喜歡這裡-支持你.........................

Yellowcake said...

this dye house didn't happent to be in Chicago did it? i ask only because i've been in talks with a natural dye house that i'd like to start working with. I just can't meet minimum for the colors i want and i figured buying organic in bulk and then dyeing lots to what i need would work well...not sure now though. don't want burned fabric!

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