Let's face it, sometimes you get a little bored of your wardrobe & when your bank account looks like a trip to the high street might be fatal, a little DIY session is exactly what you need! A few weeks ago I posted an OOTD photo on my twitter of me wearing a dip-dye top & I'd taken a few photos whilst making it so I thought I'd do a cheeky blog post running through how we made it. It all started when my friend Vicky & I decided to give the world of DIY a go as we went on a dip-dyeing frenzy! We went for the easy option & used white t-shirts (Peacocks £5 on sale) & tank tops (H&M 3.99), & chose a gorgeous purple fabric dye.
We bought the dye from Hobbycraft & it was Burlesque Red by Dylon, which only set us back £3.29 & we've still got half of the pack left for our next dip-dying adventure! We didn't exactly follow the instructions on the back of the packet (naughty), instead we just poured 3 litres of water in to a bowl & tipped in half of the packet of dye & gave it a stir. Simples! We did the whole thing in the garden, because I wouldn't trust myself to not get dye all over the carpet, & we basically just dipped the tops in to the dye up to wherever we wanted our dip-dye effect to start. I decided to flick some of the dye on to the upper half of the vest top to create a sort of splatter effect, and we left them in the dye for about two minutes. We then simply took them out & laid them out on the grass to dry.
Once they were dry we hand-washed them to get rid of any excess dye & then once we'd dried them they were ready to wear! We were surprisingly happy with the way they turned out, especially because we'd never done it before & frankly I thought our first attempt would be a disaster. I still won't wash them with any other clothes for a while because I don't want to find out just how far this luck will stretch! Here's the photo of how I styled it in the OOTD, so that you can see what one of them looks like on & two photos of my finished tops.
We had loads of fun making them, & it's just a nice way of adding something unique to your wardrobe without the hefty price tag! Have you been doing any DIY with your clothes lately?