I'm planning to make a jacket but I'm kind of confused about how to do this type of color on it:
See, at first I thought to try gradient dyeing before the pieces are sewn but it seems to not be an exact gradient (because of the spotting around the edges of the black at the elbows/midsection). And then I thought about how to do the splotches - would it be better to just make it and paint it with maybe a sponge so I can get the splotchy and uneven bits by hand or should I still try gradient dye and maybe just do concentrated splotches of dye in those spots?
Or maybe just go with a tad bit of inaccuracy and straight out try to gradient dye from the elbows up?
I also thought I'd try to retain the structure of the jacket so would using fabric paint change the stiffness or make it shiny if I made the jacket out of cotton(or does that only happen if I layer it on too thick?)?