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Topic: Predazzled Ombre' Dip-Dye Top  (Read 5098 times)
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« on: February 23, 2010 06:36:50 AM »

I was lucky enough to find a white "pre-dazzled" cotton blousey number on a mega sale rack that was just screaming for a color bath! With a new pair of rubber gloves and a simple, yet quite elegant dip-dye, I'm so ready to hit the town!

Here's how I did it:
I decided to accent the the fab rhinestone-y neckline with the deepest purple shade of the ombre and then let the color gradually fade down to just a hint of leftover sugar plum sweetness at the hemline. Sounds lovely, huh? Yet it's so easy, it's almost a fashion crime.

All I did was mix up some Rit Purple Dye following the package instructions with 2 gallons of very hot water in a plastic container. The top I prewashed to remove sizing or whatever else might interfere with the fabric absorbing the dye. Also, the top should be wet before it is immersed in the dye. This too helps with dye absorption.

I lowered the top third into the dye bath for about 10 minutes, gently moving it back and forth. Next the middle third is lowered into the dye bath for about 5 minutes and then lower again so the bottom third is in the dye bath for one to two minutes.

When I removed the top from the dye, it's rinsed under cool running water. I held the lightest shade at the top to allow the dye to flow through to the darkest area. I continued to rinse in warm water until the water runs clear. The last step is a wash in warm water with mild detergent, rinse and hang to dry.


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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010 06:45:34 AM »

Awesome! I really must try dying some clothes sometime, I've never done it!

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010 07:08:42 AM »

This turned out beautifully.The purple is really pretty. I recently bought some dye in my new fav colour and haven't decided what to do with it. You just may have removed the terror of a new dye job....

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010 08:51:10 AM »

I love it! You make it sounds so simple too. I never have good luck with dying garments.

« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 10:11:26 AM »


Heh, it's purple, too Tongue

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011 04:02:01 PM »

The technique is really easy sounding! timing sounds like it's key to turning out.
Thank you for showing us how to do it!

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011 07:03:38 PM »

That is awesome!

You make it sound so simple. DO you have to worry about where you handle it in the lighter shades when you are rinsing it?

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