Dress Makeover DIY

Friday

This has got to be one of the easiest projects I have made to date. I'm a free spirit when it comes to my wardrobe, so I'm really drawn to messy patterns. The design aspect of this project really has no rules, and that's what I like most. Enjoy. 
supplies: cotton dress (I purchased mine on the sales rack at a local clothing store), fabric dye, masking tape, sponge brush.

 First, mix the fabric dye with water to dilute the colors. Next, place pieces of masking tape all over the dress in various patterns. I make vertical and horizontal stripes throughout the dress. Then, with the sponge brush, apply brush strokes all throughout the dress. Once I applied the dye, I started making brush strokes free handedly, but that part is totally up to you if you feel comfortable enough to do so. 

Once the dye dries, hand wash it and let it air dry. 

34 comments

  1. This is such an awesome DIY!
    Maggie

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  2. Love this! Can't wait to try it

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  3. What an amazing print and it is a DIY that even I might be able to accomplish.

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  4. Wow, this is so easy, yet the pattern looks so unique and I love the colours you've used - got to try this some day!

    Charl x

    Awake + Make

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  5. The messy pattern looks pretty. It brings the plain white cotton dress to life.

    M.

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  6. this seriously turned out perfectly.

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  7. That came out really great!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  8. So fabulous, it's very Free People. Love your photos by the way!

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  9. COOL! Perfect DIY project. :D

    Cheers!
    Jess
    www.beingbarlow.com

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  10. Fabulous job! :)

    http://cafecraftea.blogspot.com

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  11. This is an awesome little afternoon dress makeover. Really need to get around to doing some projects like this!

    -Jen
    yourstrulyjen.com

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  12. COOL! I've been dying to try indigo dye.

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  13. Kinsey this is great! What an interesting way to redo a piece! I am going to have to make one for myself.
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a bee

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  14. This is so cool! I want to do this. :)
    http://blog.lulalouise.com/

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  15. That turned out really good! You're so creative Kinsey!

    -Jenna-
    mama daze blog

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  16. Perfect idea :)

    http://studyinviolet.blogspot.cz/

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  17. Such a fab idea and it looks awesome! I love it! x

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  18. Perfect! Makes the dress a hundred times more interesting. It's beautiful.

    http://passionblogi.blogspot.fi/

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  19. Wow that is such an amazing idea! That looks so cool, I must try this!!

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  20. Brilliant idea! I'm always looking for ways to up-cycle my old clothes.

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  21. This is awesome!! Easily looks like something you could buy in the store for a lot of $$.

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  22. Can you also make straight lines with this ?

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