Okii Tabi for clown feet….aka size UK 6 and above :)

Lately I have been obsessed with Tabi. I need a 25-26cm tabi and I have trouble finding ones outside the ‘white’ arena.

So I have been stalking and dying my own:

okii tabi! 25cm

25cm tabi I snagged from Tosen on Rakuten, he has limited stocks on the big sizes so you have to look at the right time.

My first patterned tabi - 26cm

These are a bit big at 26cm but were really cheap so I will shrink them after the first wear.

Dyed old and new tabi!

A new way of putting new life into old tabi and jazzing up boring white tabi. The older ones which I have repaired twice already are the darker colour and I have had these around 3 years. I must have worn them over 40 times by now! They were greying so the blue has given them a new lease of life.

The tabi that came out lighter are new. Washed just the once. The older tabi are probably more porous by now due to wear.

I used Dylon hand wash dye in Bahama blue, and have intense violet and tuplip red ready to do some more dye runs. I have always wanted purple and red tabi so this is my way.

As you can dye a sink full of stuff in a run the bathroom towels are getting a funky makeover 🙂 Why buy new when you can DYE your existing ones funky colours!

Of course, this DOES open a can of tie dye possibilities for tabi which I will fully explore once I have my red and purple tabi 🙂