Upcycled Women's tee, Old Navy XL. It started out black and I reversed dyed it with a shibori pattern, with red and bronze. Very soft and hangs nicely. The back side is the same pattern.
Most of my dyed items are made from upcycled fabric. I only choose fabrics in great condition, so they will be durable and wear well. I list items according the size on the label (if available) but I may also add notes based on my experience and observations of the items.
Color: Black, Red, Bronze
Material: 95% modal 5% spandex
Measurements: (taken on item laid flat)
Top of Shoulder to Hem: 28''
From Side To Side: 21''
Care Instructions: Most of the clothing I sell is upcycled, It has been worn and washed many times already. The textile dyes I use are permanent and have been processed so they are colorfast and should not bleed. Most items can be laundered normally. Washing in cold or warm water on gentle will probably help extend the life of the items, but is not strictly necessary.
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Nancy's bags are the best! They hold the perfect amount of stuff, the handles are long enough to hang comfortably on my shoulder, the colors are super vivid, and the patterns are stunning! From the grocery store to Dead & Co, I always have a bag with me. I ❤ my Nancy bags!
I have purchased three handmade bags (one was tie dyed beautifully) and two tie dyed shirts from Nancy so far, and they have each become my favorite items. The colors and designs are so perfect for me, and the vintage fabrics she uses just make my day! I need to watch this page more carefully so I don't miss my next favorite thing.
I love the custom tie-dyed shirt I bought from Nancy. She was very easy to work with, and my shirt arrived well within the time-frame expected. I look forward to ordering from her again!
I've recently acquired a beautiful piece from Nancy. She doesn't just dye pre-made bags, but dyes the fabric and then constructs the bags so as to show off the colors and designs to their best advantage. I'm absolutely in love with my bag, and I encourage you not to dawdle if you see one you like... all her works are one-of-a-kind and if you wait, you'll miss out on owning a gorgeous and unique piece of functional art.
owner and artist at Nancy's Handmade Goods
Nancy Machaj is the owner and artist behind Nancy's Handmade Goods.
She lives in Chicago with her husband and two teens. Her interest in hand dyeing grew over the years, sparked by hosting tie dye parties for her homeschool group. She learned to sew by making her children clothes. She is excited by color, prints and patterns, and she includes vintage and upcycled fabrics for her clothing and accessories.