My hippie mother dressed us kids in matching tie-dye for camping trips and hikes and since there were so many kids in the blended family, we resembled the Brady Bunch kids on acid. Now, as a fashionable adult, I know how to do tie-dye and know when to wear it.
I started with this dress from Torrid:
Now, I have 3 of these dresses. I have one that I kept just like the picture above and now I have altered the other two.
My first alter was my fringed dress seen here:
First I chopped off the dress to the length I wanted. I then rubberbaned the dress to make my tie-dye design. I filled a bucket up with 95% bleach and a little water and put the dress in the bucket. Because the dress floated up, I had to fill up the empty bleach bottle with water and weigh the dress down to keep it submerged. After and hour, I took out the dress and rinsed it. I then repeated the same process and left the dress in for another hour. I rinsed it and then popped it in my washing machine with liquid detergent and NO OTHER GARMENTS. It went for a quick cycle and voila!!! Tie-dye!!
I love the bleaching affect. It made my dress a cool charcoal with some rusty coloring. I have had so many compliments!!!
Dress: Torrid (DIY) 2, Shoes:The Avenue (10), Accessories: Gifted and Thrifted
Wow my tits looks great.
The beautiful moonstone necklace was given to me by my father-in-law as well as the turquoise ring which was his in the 1960's. The beaded necklace was a thrift find. My nails are a coral color from NYC.
So does anyone else like DIY as much as I do? Sometimes there is no other way to get what you want!!