Today has been an eventful day. Even before 10am, I have done so much 🙂 Yay! The sun is shining and I have a mocha so I am not going to let today get me down!
Anyways, people tend to like my little clothing re-edits. My true goal for this blog is to show everyone what they can do to their clothing to make them look high end or interesting without spending a lot. For today’s edit, I went to Goodwill and grabbed a few things. I already have a full closet, so I really have to watch myself when adding knew things. Sometimes I like to combined two different garments into one like Frankenstein but I’ll show you how to do that in a different post 🙂
I bought some flannel shirts at Goodwill. Here is what they looked like after I sent them through the wash.
Granted I should have ironed them first, you are right, but I thought they had potential. I don’t know about you but I am the layering kind of person. So I like to play with textures and patterns. And PLAID is one of my favorites right now!
I wanted to do something to them to just jazz them up a bit. So I decided to dip dye them.
I chose Navy Blue rit dye. Follow the directions on the bottle if you have never dyed anything before. Make sure to wear gloves and use plenty of salt. I prefer the stove top method as opposed to the washer method. But everyone is different.
Get a big gigantic pot to hold everything and slowly simmer your dye.
While that is going on, soak up the shirts with water. It’s better to ombre when it’s wet 🙂
Slowly start to dip the ends of the shirt into the simmering pot. I’d leave them in there for about 30 seconds dipping the shirt up and down. You can create your own effects if you want as well! Perhaps I’ll even do a tye dye tutorial in the future!
Lastly, when you wash out the dye, use COLD water. Cold water kind of shocks the dye into staying put. Run it under the tap until no more dye runs out.
Then stick those suckers into the dryer! Or let air dye. Right now mine are in the dryer and I’m anxious to see how they turned out so I’ll be sure to post that tomorrow 🙂
Thanks for looking!