Kristi here, for this week’s post I wanted to try something that is going to seem very remedial for those of you more refined zesters. However, I know there are others out there who are just as intimidated with dyeing clothes as I was/am haha. This project began as I was looking for a dress to wear to my friends wedding. I began looking at stores and online but for whatever reason I couldn’t find the style of dress I was looking for anywhere. Finally I found one online for sale through Urban Outfitters but they only had it in WHITE! Now obviously I can’t wear white to the wedding so as I clicked back to continue my search I had a thought of “oOoOOoOh hmmm I could dye it…” so I decided the risk of losing $30.00 was worth it and purchased. Now, I must admit I went into this project with the intention of ombre` dying the dress, first dying it teal and then ombre` dying it with a dark green, but to be quite frank dying definitely takes some time and effort so maybe it will be another blog post in the future. Also I ended up being very happy with how the teal turned out and was fearful that I would ruin the dress before the wedding. So, here is the process for my first dyeing attempt!
What you will need:
- One bottle or powder package of Rit Dye
- 1 Utility Bucket
- Measuring device for 1 Cup and 1 Tablespoon
- Means to boil water
(Instructions are a combination of the ones found on the Rit Dye bottle and from tips & tricks from Ritdye.com)
My friend Asia Croson of Acro Photography wonderfully shot my sister Lauren in the dress for me while we did a recent sister shoot! A blog post on her will be coming in the future but for the mean time check out her website she is STELLAR!
Have a wonderful weekend!