Am I the only one who has laundry trouble? I have this terrible habit of letting stains set into my whites. My latest victim is my favorite white shirt from Gap. It had a small stain on it that would not come out for the life of me! I tried it all. So I decided dying it was my only solution. It may not be white anymore, but at least I’d still get the cute fit!
I am not new to dying clothing. I actually love to dye stained or tired clothes and give them new life! But what I hadn’t done before was dip-dying. So I gave it a whirl!
I used Rit dye and followed the directions on the box as far as mixing goes. I used a bowl to dye.
The first step is to dip the entire shirt in the dye. I actually did this first step last, which worked out fine. Confession – Originally I had wanted the top part to be white, but I splashed a few drops of dye onto the white. So letting the lightest part be a light pink seemed like the best option!
Next leave the bottom two-thirds of the shirt in the dye. I did this for 10 minutes.
Then pull out a bit of the shirt, leaving the bottom third in the dye for another 10 minutes. This allows the dye to set darker in the last section.
Then I rinsed the shirt under cold water, squeezing extra dye out as I went. I did this until it ran clear. Then I threw it in the wash, following the directions on the Rit box.
Here’s my new shirt!
It’s not perfect. This could easily be fixed by using a rectangular container for dying. But I think the imperfection is part of the look!