Saturday, December 31, 2016

Dip Dye Refash

I am so excited to share today's refashion with you! I am really happy with how this turned out! Living in Michigan you would think I would have an abundance of winter clothing, but I do not. I actually have way more summer clothes, which leaves me really cold in the winter months. I have decided on trying to refashion more clothes I can wear in the winter.
I started with this over-sized waffle shirt.
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3/4 length sleeves, which is actually practical for me because all long sleeves are too long for my short arms. Pretty lace detail that blends in with the white blandness of the shirt.
I wanted to spice up this shirt with a little color!
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I used a box of Wine colored Rite Dye according to the "sink dying" method. I used an old bucket and dipped the bottom 1/2 of the shirt into the bucket.
After I rinsed the dye off of the shirt I put it into the washer on a "drain & spin" cycle. Unfortunately the dye on the bottom transferred onto the white portion of the shirt, turning it pink. Don't get me wrong I LOVE pink but I REALLY wanted this to stay white.
I quickly mixed water and bleach in the bucket and dipped the top part of the shirt in for about 30 minutes.
This actually fixed the problem! Fewf!
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The finished product!
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Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: http://therefashstash.wordpress.com

10 comments:

Samwise W. said...

Sooo cute! I have a bucket of things waiting to be dyed and nowhere to do it... Cry!

Heidi said...

Oooooooooooh! Sweeeeeet! I like how that resulted!

Chickie Walsh said...

This is super cute, I love the strong color with the white contrast. Very nice.
Chickie EOD

Dalwi Szyje said...

Exellent!

whatthesew said...

The half dyed look really works and adds interest. I like the basic shape of the shirt as well. Could that be the rest of your refashion stash lurking behind in the before photo?

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you!!
I was so intimidated the first time I dyed something now it's super easy! But yes you do have to have somewhere to do it.

Marisa Glied said...

Thanks!!

Marisa Glied said...

Thanks :)

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you! I'm super glad I was able to correct my booboo and make the top white again!

Marisa Glied said...

Thank you! I'm very happy with it! Oh my it is my stash of future refashions, it's so full it's embarrassing:( I need to get motivated and start sewing!