DIY Dip Dyed / Ombre Skirt21:22
I have been desperate to try dip dying for ages so when my Mum gave a white skirt that she had shrunk out of I knew it would be the perfect candidate! I took the skirt in up the side seams so it fitted then got to work...
If you want to do this you will need:
1 light piece of clothing
1 packed of dye suitable for hand dying, not machine dye (I used Dylon Kingfisher)
A kitchen sink or other non-stainable vessel
Wash you piece of clothing (or if you really can't wait just wet it with warm water then ring it out...)
|Hideous orange kitchen soon to be replaced!!|
Mix up the dye and dissolve the salt in warm water as per your dyes instructions.
Dip the item so the dye is up to the height you want it to start, swirl it about a wee bit then lift it to the next stage.
I left each stage after the initial swirl for about 10 - 15 mins.
Keep lifting until you reach the end and, it is entirely optional, but you could tidy the kitchen as you wait..!
Rinse very very carefully so you don't splash the dye on to the white.
Once you have all the excess dye out, follow the dye instructions, I had to machine wash at 40.
Wait nervously as it washes then marvel at the end result!
|Not a great photo, the colour gradient is much more noticeable in real life :)|
I think this might just be my new favourite skirt! Now what else do I have in my wardrobe that is white....
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