My tips: Home dip dye & tie-dying
December 7, 2012
So this past summer I played around with dip dying and tie-dying. It was so much fun! I took one of my old white Alice & Olivia dresses and made it have a blue dip dye effect at the bottom to cover the stains (lol!) and took a thrift store find white Steven Alan menswear button up and made it a red tie-dye all over print! It's a great way to update and make old things new again! This is also a great thing to do during the holidays for fun gifts. Instead of using your old clothes, go to a thrift store or somewhere that has inexpensive basics like H&M or Target and make a unique and one of a kind piece for your family or friends this holiday season! I am a big believer in that special touch this time of year.
Follow these easy steps:
Rit dye, a small tub or other container for dye, salt, laundry detergent, a stick(or ruler) trash bags, rubber bands, rubber gloves, metal spoon, white garment (best in cotton, rayon, linen, silk or nylon)
1. Prepare dye: wearing rubber gloves, shake liquid dye bottle and measure 1/2 cup liquid dye or 1 box powder dye into a disposable container. Add 1 cup salt and 4 cups very hot water, stir well.
2. Pour dye solution into a 3 gallon plastic bin or container. Add 2 gallons very hot water and squirt liquid detergent; stir well.
3. Wet dress & top and squeeze excess water.
4. For the below I tied rubber-bands in sections of the dress and button down in. I then soaked both in different lengths of time to create an ombre effect as seen below (timing I believe is where you can get creative and don't like to set exact time frames).
5. Hang dress and button down over night and next day get ready to rock.