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How We Wear It: Shibori Onyx Tee, Plus a Pattern Sale!

By Allie

Allie is the co-founder of Indiesew and creator of all things pretty on the site. Follow Allie and receive other Indiesew updates by subscribing to the blog.

Shibori Onyx Shirt | Paprika Patterns

It seems as though I have a slight affinity for the indigo-dyed, shibori trend that is so hot right now. My closet houses a handful of hand-dyed garments, my couch is adorned with shibori pillows, and my walls are showing off my dip-dyed indigo experiments. I know that I’m total overdosing on this trend, and I’m okay with it. In fact, I think I’m just getting started.

A few months ago I sourced some particularly awesome rayon challis in LA. It features a shibori design print, in a striped design that repeats every 30”. It’s not hand-dyed, but printed to appear so. It’s been sitting in the corner of Indiesew HQ for a while now and I stop to admire it at least once per week. You can see it here. UPDATE: This fabric is now sold out.

Shibori Rayon Challis | Indiesew Fabric

So when Lisa from Paprika Patterns proposed that we carry the Onyx Shirt in the Indiesew Pattern Shop, I thought this fabric would be the perfect complement to a boxy blouse. And it is. One and a half yards was quickly cut from my limited supply and I set to work sewing this great sewing pattern. 

Onyx Shirt sewing pattern by Paprika Patterns

And I’d be remiss if I didn’t tell you that the Onyx Shirt might just become your new favorite sewing pattern. View A is the boxy top I’m wearing here. It has a slightly curved hem. Epaulets hold up two cuffed sleeves that miraculously show no raw seams. It feels like magic.

View B is a little cropped number with waist darts for shaping. Worn with a maxi skirt, it’s pretty much perfection.

Onyx Shirt | Shibori Dyed Fabric 

Garment Details:
Size: 2 graded to 3 at the hips
Fabric used: Indigo Shibori Rayon Challis
Modifications: Lengthened by 1” to account for my long torso, added extra interfacing and piping to epaulets

Piped Epaulet | Onyx Shirt

I added blue piping around the epaulets, since I was worried they’d get lost in this busy fabric print (here’s a great tutorial for sewing with piping). I also added interfacing to both sides of the epaulets for added stability. I love the result.

Boxy Shibori Top |

I’m wearing this top with my favorite jeans and a pair of huarache flats. It’s an easy look that would be ideal for running around town or even traveling. This top will be in regular rotation this summer and fall. I love the way it looks with cut-off shorts too!

Indigo Dyed Blouse | Onyx Tee

Like all Paprika Patterns, the Onyx Shirt sewing pattern includes many helpful tips. For example, in this pattern Lisa offers a great tip for getting bias tape to lay flat around the neckline that was completely new to me!


Paprika Patterns Sale!

Interested in adding the Onyx Shirt to your stash? You’re in luck! All Paprika Patterns are 15% off through Sunday, May 29 at 10 p.m. MT.  Use coupon code PAPRIKA15 at checkout to receive the discount. Check out Lisa's other patterns, the Jade Skirt and Jasper Sweater below. 

Indiesew Blog | Designs by Paprika Patterns

And if you love this Indigo Shibori Rayon fabric, grab a few yards before it’s gone!

Happy sewing!

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