3rd February 2012
Even though many of us are looking towards spring and summer, in reality most of us are still wrapping up in order to leave the house (except southern hemisphere readers – but your turn will come!). And by now your knits are probably looking a bit tired after constant wear – so how about breathing a bit of life into them with some dip dying? I love this look.
Copy the one below by dip dying a coloured knit, but dipping upside down so the gradation of colour comes from the top. You could also do reverse dying – by taking a dark blue knit and bleaching the colour out of the bottom – although it’s more difficult to know what you’ll get what you do this. One last tip – always use natural fabrics like cotton, denim or wool, as polyester doesn’t take one dye very well. Yup, been there, done that.
Image: h&m knit (I think) via Studded Hearts
14th January 2012
Whilst on the subject of dip dying – why not dip your item of clothing upside down to create a reverse dip dye effect – a la Phillip Lim?
Image: park and cube
12th January 2012
Ummm how good is this Ellery inspired dip dyed skirt that one of my readers Jasmine posted on instagram not long ago? She used my dip dye tutorial but instead of using watered down dye to get an ombre look she used a stronger dye to get a more noticeable line – but still did the graduated colour by dipping. I thought about doing this as soon as I saw Jess wearing ‘the ventures’ dress a while ago – and was so glad that someone out there has done it!
I have to say that one of my favourite things about instagram is the number of people that do DIYs and post pics – some even send me a little mention which totally makes my day. DIYagram is what it should really be called.
Images via: Tuula and from a reader.