I recently bought a fair few dip dye items, trying to be on trend and just genuinely because I love bright, annoying but beautiful colours 😀 Then I thought, I could just make my own… So, here is how to make your own Tie Dye Dress.
You’ll need: Old towels, a newspaper, old magazines, scrap paper, a plain white dress, salt, fabric dye(s), bucket(s)/old container(s), a metal spoon, plastic gloves, a measuring jug, kettle/warm water, a pair of scissors and string.
1. Protect your work space, so, lay old towels down.
2. Boil your kettle and add 1 and 1/4 litres to your container. Also, add 3 tablespoons of salt to your bucket and 2 tablespoons of fabric dye. The more dye you use, the stronger the colour – so use a lot 😉
3. Stir everything together with a spoon. Repeat all of the above if you are using more than one dye.
4. Prepare your dress by pinching the garment at the centre, twisting slightly, and then tying string around the bunch. You can do this as many times as you want, depending on your design.
5. Time to add colour… Make sure your gloves are on and dip the tip of your garment into the first colour. Leave in the dye for 5-10 mins then squeeze the excess off.
6. Dip into your next colour but be careful to anchor the bit that’s dyed and to keep the bit you still have to dye out of the way.
7. When your dress is coloured how you want it, squeeze out the excess dye and water – and place on your towels for 10 mins. Then carefully snip away the string and you’re done!
8. Just rinse and dry and marvel at your amazing new Tie Dye Dress.
Do you want to give tie dye a go?