Saturday, January 21, 2012

This was one of my favorite DIY projects. I 
can wear it with anything! 

My favorite way to wear this adorable dip dyed blouse is to tie it up 80's style and pair it with high waisted jeans or my favorite American Apparel Disco Pants

 The best part about this DIY is that you can do this with just about anything. You could also try reverse dip dying a white maxi-dress, a cardigan or a cute pair of knee high socks.  The only problem you'll have now, is keeping your boyfriend from stealing it. 

1. A pair of gloves
2. Royal Blue Rit Dye (or any color, of course!)
3. A button up shirt 
4. A trash can and a large trash bag
5. Pants hanger to hang shirt upside down


Line the trash can with a trash bag. I would pick a large sized trash can that is tall and wide enough for your shirt.  Follow the instructions on the back of the Rit bottle (instructions differ dependent on what type of fabric you've chosen)

Fill the trash can bag up with hot water, include the dye and salt if needed (check bottle)
I hung my shirt from a skirt/pants hanger so that I could dip it in the bin upside down without getting the sleeves entirely soaked. I folded it up like so: 

Be careful when getting your shirt into the bin so you don't splatter the dye. Put on your gloves and adjust your shirt, making sure the parts you wanted to be dyed are submerged. Hang the shirt upside down and let it sit for a few hours. Once you've reached your desired color, just rinse the shirt out with cold water in the sink, throw it in the washer by itself for a quick wash. Dry it, and there you have it. 



  1. Awesome. Found you from the Refinery 29 page. Your shirt looks great! I'm totally going to have to try this!

  2. hello i would like to know does it fade each time you wash the shirt????

  3. hi just wanted to know that do you have to wash this separately every time?

  4. Not much fading - it's still pretty vivid. I also wash it with dark clothes. So far no problems! :)