DIY dip dye tank top.


Woah lots of pictures! I decided that I was fed up of looking at expensive dip dye clothes, and so I got myself together and decided how hard could it be!

Now remember this was my first time, so I guess I will be altering some methods next time.

What you'll need:

Clothes Dye (available from large supermarkets or local pharmacies)
3-4 tablespoons of Table Salt
An item of clothing that you choose to dye
Stainless steel sink or a bowl that is not liable for staining! Ask beforehand just in case

1. I started off by picking my dye in the local pharmacy, I choose Dylon in Burlesque Red - €3/4
2. Choose a tank top that I wasn't too afraid of making a mess of, but also a top that I would love to wear if I was successful.
3. I read the back of the instructions, and followed lightly, due to only wanting to dip dye not fully dye my clothes.
4. Soaked the top in warm water and rung it out.
5. Fill up sink or bowl with 4" of water.
5. Add 3 or 4 tablespoons of salt into water (this is to keep dye in the clothes)
6. I added a tablespoon of dye into the water for the initial dip.
7. Placed my top up to the armpits in the water, swaying back and forth as not to get a solid line for 30 seconds.
8. I took the top out and placed it back in half way up the top I left it in there for 1 minute to create a stronger colour.
9. I then added more dye ( half a tablespoon) to dye the final part - the end of the top. swayed back and forth again to create a natural line.
10. I washed the top in cold water to take out excess dye, and hung out on the line.

Note: Due to winds outside my top got thrown around creating splash effects on the white part of the top as you can see in the above picture (to avoid this next time I shall pin all four corners down! haha)

I cannot wait to try this top out!
Definitely going to try out a few jumpers perhaps in a mint coloured dye next!?

Also to keep the dye fresh (the remaining that I didn't use) I kept it sealed with a food clip :)

Hope that helps a little bit, has anyone tried this out?



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  1. This looks so awesome lovely :)

    Laura xoxo

  2. This is such a good idea! Sarah xxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Looks great, bookmarking so I can try out :)
    Def do a mint green version on a jumper, heaven.

  4. This is such a good idea, I'm definitely going to give it a go! :) xxx

  5. Wauw! The shirt turned out really great! I'm gonna try this! :)


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  8. I keep wanting to try this but I'm terrified of how much mess I'd make! Plus we have an old porcelain sink so I'd definitely ruin it :( I may need to buy a bucket... :D


  9. What a good idea! I'd probably end up dying everything around me too though haha! :)



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