tiedyebypureintent

Wearable Art made in the USA, sizes Small to 3X

Whittier, California 7469 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (2029)

tiedyebypureintent

Wearable Art made in the USA, sizes Small to 3X

Whittier, California | 7469 Sales

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kim williams

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kim williams

Announcement    Women's Plus Sizes, Small to 3X, creative designs, comfortable fit, soft fabrics & beautiful colors made by Pure Intent in the USA! Tops, Dresses, Cardigans, bottoms and scarves.

I do make charity donations if you have a good cause contact me.

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Last updated on Mar 13, 2016

Women's Plus Sizes, Small to 3X, creative designs, comfortable fit, soft fabrics & beautiful colors made by Pure Intent in the USA! Tops, Dresses, Cardigans, bottoms and scarves.

I do make charity donations if you have a good cause contact me.

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About tiedyebypureintent

Sales 7,469
On Etsy since 2012

Tie Dye Clothing for Womens with Style, Sizes Small to 3X

Kim Williams Bio 2015
After working for Corporate America and running my own printing and graphic finishing business for 25+ years, I followed my heart and passion to the creative side of garment decorating.
I use different dyes and preparations for my garments, I strip color out, add color back in, and layer dyes. I use different fabrics and make up styles in darks and lights to achieve the looks I want. I use a variety of banding styles and techniques. Also, I am focused on over-dyeing – starting with a color and dyeing over it multiple times to get beautiful deep rich colors. I have similar styles in different colors because every garment is personalized since every dye batch is unique.
As for my dye process: my garments are tied with bands or string, soaked in a material to help make the fabric color absorbent. Then I mix a color and do a test to make sure it cures and how much shrinkage I am going to get. I add color by dipping it in the dye, or stripping color out and then adding it back in, or applying it in specific areas. The dye gets 24 hours to cure, then it is un-banded and washed in a solution and rinsed until the water runs clear. Everything I make is hung to dry. the testing process takes me a couple of days, and if I use multiple processes it’s a couple of days for each one. Then I have to re-size the patterns for shrinkage before they are cut & sewn.
I do sew myself, but my time is limited so I make sample patterns small to large & do the re-size for the plus patterns XL to 3X myself. I also sew one of a kind pieces and several of my designs have lace patch inserts incorporated in them, some black, some white and some cotton to change to the color I am dyeing in. Moreover, I make a couple of items that have a screen print on them and I am also working on looking for a new design to print on my patch top. I love Rayon fabric and I can’t find it in prints any more – so I am going to make my-own, stay tuned for that one.
Dyed to match sets are my new thing complete with tanks, scarves, tunics and cardigans. What makes my line different from the rest is my use of colors, the fit and the soft fabrics I use. I am currently making sizes Small to 3X. I am flattered to say my styles appeal to a broad age range and I am still having a pleasure making them.

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  • Kim Williams

    Owner

    I love making clothing that looks good on all sizes from small to 3X! I use base colors to make my patterns then strip them out to dye over them. I also dye matching cardigans, scarfs and tanks together to make the perfect matching sets.

Production partners

  • art glass shop

    Los Angeles, CA

    I purchased items that compliment my dyes

Shop policies

Last updated on March 26, 2018
Hi Ladies, Thank you for shopping! I love making my clothing, and I am happy to say I get great feedback from my customers that LOVE WEARING it too! You or your gift recipient can always exchange for another size or another item on my website. I never a charge for return shipping on any exchanges.
Shop Link: https://www.etsy.com/search?q=tie%20dye%20by%20pure%20intent

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
You can refund or exchange anything that does not fit correctly. Each of my patterns are different, so feel free to ask me for any measurements that you don't see on the item description. Free shipping on any exchanges.
Payment
ETSY handles all of this, so not sure.
Shipping
I ship from CA 90605 - usually within a day or two. Some times I am out of the area @ an Art Show you it may take a few days to ship. Through ETSY I ship worldwide
Additional policies and FAQs
I do not do custom orders because I batch dye and it is too costly to do small orders. It's much easier to show you what I got after I did it! I am always up for suggestions on what you would like to see, or how I might improve something!