Monday, August 8, 2022

Ice Dyed Jackson

Another day, another Helen's Closet Jackson TeeThis pattern has definitely become a TNT for me!

This particular Jackson was another birthday gift for my niece (see also Fiona and camping Jacksons). 

Her favorite color is purple, so I ice-dyed some white cotton jersey from Joann (left over from a Jackson I made myself) with Dharma Trading Co. Procion dye in eggplant. 

I adore how the ice dyeing turned out- so interesting how the dye breaks into its component colors! 

The eggplant is a more reddish purple, I'd say, with blue, gray and golden yellow components. 

I accidentally ice-dyed the wrong side of the fabric, so I sewed the t-shirt with the wrong side/purl side out. You can't really tell the difference, but the ice dye was much brighter on the wrong side and looked much better.

The photo above is what I got when I asked her to strike a supermodel pose!

Like the camping Jacksons I made for my nieces, I cut a size 4 graded to 6 at the hip, which worked great for an oversized fit. 

And now I know what her senior pic could look like. Insert crying emoji here!


  1. Beautiful photos your niece is a great model. I ❤ "The Jackson". I could try this ice dying with my son too. I am enjoying your whole series story.

  2. The shirt is lovely. I have a stained tee to ice dye with the hope it will cover the stain.

  3. Your ice dyeing is gorgeous. Could you share the method you used for folding or scrunching the fabric? And how long do you leave the dye on the fabric before rinsing? Thank you

  4. Do you share how to do the ice dying. It looks really beautiful and I would love to try it. Do you sell kicks or is there a video to watch.