On a recent crafty evening, too lazy to take out my sewing machine, I stumbled upon these:
I think I purchased these for Erin’s baby-shower (3+ years ago) thinking we would tie-dye onesies at the party. It didn’t happen. The colors are bright, and not really ones that I would choose for serious dyeing, so I decided to just play around with them. I had a few sacrifical pieces of clothing that were either stained or ill fitting…
and I went to work, loosely following Dana’s tutorial.
I mixed up one batch of fushia, one teal/fushia combo, and one kelly green/teal/yellow mixture. The results were, um, interesting.
Not good, not good. Next?
Green enough for ya?
And now for the big finale…
Okay, I can work with these.
After a second wash, the indigo-purple calmed down a bit. Banana stain be gone!
And my knit v-neck, was still uncomfortable and strange, even in purple. I turned it into this in about 30 minutes.
You see how the bottom of the shirt became a folded over waistband? And the raw edge on the bottom was spruced up with some pretty satin bias tape that I had on hand. Luckily my little Avery loves purple!
Overall this experimental project was successful. I learned a bit about the process of dyeing fabric, and would do it again. Though next time I would start with colors that I was psyched about, and avoid mixing them up on my own. Thanks for viewing!