23 May 2012

Dip-Dye DIY

Dip dye DIY is how I'm solving the problem of this stained button up

I have been meaning to try the Refinery29 Dip Dye DIY for so long, and this weekend I finally scheduled the time to do it. While I did love the classic ombre look of the original shirt from the blog, I wanted something a little punchier. Also, I had a giant red stain on the sleeve of this shirt dress that was a no-go. I'm really feeling pink right now, and fell in love with this bright pink dye at Blick. So I set up the dye, and went about my other tasks on Monday - which included moving a couch into my apartment. When I returned and rinsed the shirt out, I was smitten.

MY SHIRT IS DRYING BUT I AM IN LOVE

Honestly, I'm going to start buying things with stains on them at thrift stores from here on out, because dying is fun, cheap, easy, and brings a whole new life to clothes that might be tossed. New-to-me clothes are some of my favorites. In an effort to be a little more budget conscious, I'd like to start playing with the wardrobe I already have, or at least shop around in the bargain bins a little more aggressively. With how well this project came out, I am looking forward to seeing what else I can get my hands on!

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  1. Love love love! I'm a naturally messy person so I don't know if I could pull this off, but love it. Very Calypso!

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  2. i have a few bottles of dye i've been meaning to use, but i'm super intimidated! i need to get over it and use them. this looks awesome!

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    1. No need to be intimidated! This was incredibly straightforward and NOT messy. Just went to buy more dye on my lunchbreak. I'm addicted.

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