I got the crafty bug awhile ago and have been itching to do some projects. Step one was my first attempt at fabric dyeing. I have to say the results weren’t quite what I was hoping for, but I had fun in the process!
I started with some old shirts and some plain white onsies…
Mixed up the dye (I used the powdered RIT dye) in two separate containers. I chose blue and brown. Then I submerged the fabric.
The instructions said to soak for a half hour, but who am I to listen, plus I wanted a very dark color… so I soaked them for FIVE hours, outside…. because the smell was giving me a headache. It didn’t help that it started to rain.
When I finally pulled them out I realized my first mistake – too small of a container. They looked tie-dyed! But, that was actually kind of cool. Hippie shirts, right? The blue looked great, a light/dark combo. The brown on the other hand, was a little bit purple. Not going to work on my stylish little boy. So… my soon to be second cousin (Baby Girl Danger) is probably going to get a cute brown and purple hand dyed onsie.