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« on: May 27, 2010 07:20:43 PM »

Made this for a family on a Make a Wish trip.   I think they came out cute.


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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010 07:36:29 PM »

This tie-dye is so cool looking, and I'm amazed at the Mickey on them! Plus my dd is obsessed with Mickey, so double yay from me! Have fun on your trip!
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010 08:58:04 PM »

 Shocked WOW Shocked

that's fan-frickin'-tastic!!!!! you did a wicked job!!!! is the mickey head tye dyed?? if so how on earth did you do that?? again great job!!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010 09:31:47 PM »

Thanks everyone!    The family that wore them looked super cute.

In the middle of the shirt (or wherever you want the mickey)  you trace the mickey shape.  I used a cardboard template.  Then with dental floss you run a small basting stitch all around the outline.  then you pull it super tight and wrap just below the stitches with a rubber band, then add another band so that there is a good inch of band.
 
Then I just followed regular tie dye directions  from ProChemical and Dye. 

Soaked it in soda ash,  twisted it into a tight swirl which looks like a cinnamon bun, and put bands across to divide it like slices of pizza.   (these directions are easily explained online under standard tie dye)

For the mickey head, make sure it's pulled away from the rest of the shirt,  I hold the shirt upside down so that the little poof of mickey head  is pointed towards the floor, gravity helps keep the dye from getting on the rest of the project.   Using a spoon I drizzle black dye onto the mickey part, until it's completely covered.  Then I put that small section of the shirt  into a plastic bag and tie it off with a rubber band. Then dye the shirt.

leave it for 24 hours, rinse, remove bands, rinse and take out the dental floss.

I hope this made sense.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2010 11:28:01 PM »

Thanks everyone!    The family that wore them looked super cute.

In the middle of the shirt (or wherever you want the mickey)  you trace the mickey shape.  I used a cardboard template.  Then with dental floss you run a small basting stitch all around the outline.  then you pull it super tight and wrap just below the stitches with a rubber band, then add another band so that there is a good inch of band.
 
Then I just followed regular tie dye directions  from ProChemical and Dye. 

Soaked it in soda ash,  twisted it into a tight swirl which looks like a cinnamon bun, and put bands across to divide it like slices of pizza.   (these directions are easily explained online under standard tie dye)

For the mickey head, make sure it's pulled away from the rest of the shirt,  I hold the shirt upside down so that the little poof of mickey head  is pointed towards the floor, gravity helps keep the dye from getting on the rest of the project.   Using a spoon I drizzle black dye onto the mickey part, until it's completely covered.  Then I put that small section of the shirt  into a plastic bag and tie it off with a rubber band. Then dye the shirt.

leave it for 24 hours, rinse, remove bands, rinse and take out the dental floss.

I hope this made sense.

awesome!!! thx 4 the mini tute!! Wink

-GH
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010 12:20:53 AM »

Those are so cute! I've been wanting to tye dye lately. Mickey mouse ones would be awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010 05:28:36 AM »

Those look fantastic.

Thanks for the instructions, I may need to use them for some crafting. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2010 05:57:19 PM »

So cute!! I used to work at Disney World and it was always so cute to see families in matching shirts.  Never saw any tie-dye ones though!! Good job!
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2010 08:17:58 PM »

They came out great! I'll have to try to make one for each of my kiddos... so far only attempted the heart, a v shape & standard spiral. Doing a Mickey never even occured to me!

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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2010 09:29:57 AM »

wow...that's brilliant and yes your instructions on how you got the Mickey head made perfect sense...and one could do a lot of different shapes that way...cool!
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