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Topic: bleach tye-dye and applique  (Read 1697 times)
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« on: August 06, 2009 05:39:57 PM »

This used to be a plain purple shirt with some insurance company logo. I tie-dyed it with bleach (it was my first time and I can't believe how amazing it turned out!) and sewed a heart applique over the logo. I love it! It's too small for me though.

I was thinking about altering it some more. Cutting off the sleeves and maybe adding some purple ribbon. I don't want to mess it up though. What do you think?


« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009 10:06:15 PM »

wow. I love how the tie dye turned out and I normally don't like that but this is gorgeous! Personally I would say go ahead and alter it some more but then again I'm one of those people that doesn't care for the look of a regular shaped t shirt. Either way, it's great!
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009 07:06:13 AM »

how do you get different shades of purple? Any particular way in applying the bleach?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2009 03:20:37 PM »

I think the diff. shades just came from how much bleach soaked into each spot. You know, you bunch the shirt up in several places and put really tight rubber bands around each part. The darkest purple was the original color of the shirt, and none of the bleach water got in there because the rubber bands kept it out. It's just random and has to do with luck, I think! I just filled the sink with some bleach water and submerged the whole shirt. I had to leave it in there for awhile before anything happened. I didn't think it was going to work at first. I tried this on a red shirt and absolutely nothing happened. So I think it depends on the kind of dye used on the shirt when it was first made. Just experiment, it's fun, even if it turns out bad! Smiley

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