I’ve been dying to try out my own diy dip dye clothing for a while now, and after seeing it on various other fashion blogs and seeing how easy it is to do, I set about doing it today whilst the weather was glorious, and I was up bright and early for the dentist.
Hope you enjoy!
(all images copyright amieexgoodall2012)
Firstly, you have to pick the garments you want to dye. I chose Primark mens section for this, to give a loose and baggy feel. I bought a plain white long sleeved shirt, not sure what size I just picked up any, two plain white vests in large and two medium short sleeved t-shirts. I managed to buy all these for a respectable £15, which is seriously cheap.
For the DIY DIP DYE you’ll need:
- The item you want to dip dye
- Rubber Gloves (Please do use them, I didn’t and my hands are now completely stained)
- Washing up bowl
- Warm water
- Boxes (I used old chinese takeaway ones)
You’ll also need your dye, I chose Nylon fabric dye as I’ve used it since school, I picked up four packets from Wilkinsons for £3 each. The one’s I bought where; Dark Green, Tulip Red, Bahama Blue and Powder Pink.
- Take the tubaware boxes and split the dye packet into 3, this will strengthen the dye on each mix, giving the dip dye effect.
2. Follow the instructions on the packet to add the correct amount of warm water and salt in the mixing bowl.
3. Add the first amount of powder in bowl one, then move your garment slowly out the water, add the 2nd tub of powder the the remaining 2/3rds of the garment, then the final tub to the final section. This will create the effect of dip dye in three gradients.
4. Then hang up your garments to dry.
Here’s how mine turned out;
Have you tried the diy dip dye yet? Will you be trying it?
Much Love x