Tuesday

Tie-Dye Inspired Dress Makeover

If you've spent a decent amount of time on this little ole blog, you know by now that I'm a bargain shopper. Recently while shopping, I found the most lovely, grey cotton maxi skirt with a tie-dye inspired pattern for $100.00. As much as I loved the dress, I wasn't willing to pay that price tag. 
Lately I've been all about experimenting with dyeing fabrics, so I knew this dress would be a good guinea pig project.

 I purchased a dress similar to this one on eBay in white. I mixed three tbsp of black fabric dye with three cups of water to make a thin, grey dye. To make a splotchy texture, I rolled the dress into a wrinkled ball and soaked the dress in the dye for about five seconds. Because it wasn't in the dye for long, it wasn't able to soak through all the layers, leaving multiple white spots, creating a tie-dye texture. 

You can find a similar fabric dyeing project here. 

24 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning! Very well done.

    Melissa
    http://wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  2. love it, and you look beautiful!

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  3. Very cool! Absolutely love how talented you are. Not to mention so beautiful!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  5. gorgeous love that! super cute :) the new blog is finally up at www.kelseyarkills.net !

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  6. Fantastic result! I haven't experimenting with DIY-dyeing, but this is convincing me it's time to try!

    M.

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  7. super cute! love the way it turned out :) i love playing around with dyeing and trying to get different techniques.

    -katie

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  8. simply lovely!
    -Deana, from BIrds&Oxfords

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  9. Cool look! Check this out! Also tie dye
    http://www.addictedtofashionforever.com/2013/05/tie-dye-effect-returns-to-fashion.html

    Marta

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  10. Simply Stunning! I am a bargain shopper too and can't bare to pay so much for something I can figure out how to do myself. It turned out great!
    Love Always, BreAnne

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  11. This looks great! I may just have to try this DIY :)
    Xo,
    Becky
    www.thetwoinlove.com

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  12. i like this look)
    http://theflowersalley.blogspot.ru/

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  13. sweet idea, I just love tie-dye!

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  14. It's so cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  15. Your photos are just great. :) I love this location very, very much. And it's awesome that you decided to do it yourself! It turned out awesome :)

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