Hey doll hey!!! How’s your day/night going? Great I hope!
For dinner tonight I made Honey garlic glazed Salmon and spicy pan seared red potatoes and for desert I made homemade peanut butter cookies and decaf chocolate mint Dalgona coffee. (belly is happy)
Well, as I said the other day, I’ve been venturing into the 60’s flash back that is tie dye. I’ve completed 4 outfits and 3 extra shirts (tanks).
The dye brand I chose was Rit and the colors I used are :
I also purchased 4 dish basins ($18.88 on Amazon), 4 baking cooling racks ($12.65 on Amazon), 10 squirt bottles ($12.99 on Amazon), a roll of cling wrap ($3.99 on Amazon), rubber bands ($3 on Amazon for a big bag of assorted colors and sizes), 4 v neck short sleeve tee-shirts (white cotton) 2 pairs of lounge capri style pants (white cotton), and 2 pairs of yoga pants (white polyester), and I also had 3 white tank tops that I added to the pile. I also needed gloves which I already had.
The yoga pants had to be dyed on the stove because they used a special type of dye called Dyemore … it’s for synthetic fibers…. I used Sapphire Blue and Royal Purple Dyemore for these 2 pants and for the rest of the colors I had to use some some Color Stay Dye Fixative as well. The Fixative I purchased off Amazon for $2.99 a bottle and I purchased 2 bottles.
The method of tie dye I used is called the Scrunch Method ,
So how did I do?? Let’s take a look.
The first shade I used was Rose Quartz…I purchased it off Amazon for $8.93 (a rip off because at Joann Fabrics it was only $6). I thought it would come out a bit more pink but it was super light and almost coral in color … I still liked it very much. I made 3 pieces this color:
This was an old flat white tank top that I had for sleeping in and now I have a cute little Saturday afternoon lay about shirt.
These Carpis I purchased off Amazon for $14.99…. and they are a faded pink in color almost coral in shade. I think I should had added a bit more dye to the squeeze bottle but it’s still pretty even though it has more white than pink in it.
This V neck I purchased off Amazon in a 2 pack for $16 and it ended up the same as the pants, light pink almost coral and with more white than pink…. I think I had it too tight and that’s why I got more white than pink.
The next color I experimented with was Teal. I purchased it of Amazon for $7.49 (again another rip off because as Joann’s it’s only $4.50) I really loved the color. I think for the first couple of outfits I just didn’t use enough dye. I did 2 pieces in this color.
This V neck tee-shirt I purchased off Amazon for $9.50 and it came out Teal and there is more color to this shirt as apposed to the pink one. I remember I did this one a bit more loose and I covered the whole surface with the dye instead of leaving white areas. I really like the way it came out.
These Capris I purchased off Amazon for $14.99 and came out a lighter shade of Teal but it’s pretty. I also noticed I had more surface area colored than with the pink counter part.
The next color I tried out was the Sapphire Blue DyeMore. I purchased it at Joann Fabrics for $4.49. This color came out AMAZING! I am in love with the outcome. For Polyester, unfortunately, you have to use a whole bottle of dye, not like with cotton dye (where you use 2 Tablespoons of dye). So if I want this color in the future I will have to buy another bottle…. which is OK because they only run around $5 for a bottle.
I absolutely love the way these Yoga pants came out and the pants are supper comfy (I’m wearing them today). I purchased them off Amazon for $15.99. I left them in the dye bath for 45 minutes (the longer you leave it in the deeper the color payoff will be). I also love this color so much … it’s my birthstone color.
The next color I tried was Denim Blue. I purchased it at Joann Fabrics for $4.49. I dyed 2 pieces in this color and they came out lighter than I thought they would, for some reason I though they were going to be a darker denim color… they came out more a faded denim color which I actually like better.
This was an older flat white tank top that I had. It was one of my favorite tanks I just didn’t wear it much because I was afraid I would get something on it. (I don’t know why I continue to purchase white clothing knowing I barely ever wear them for fear that I’ll stain them). Now it’s my all time favorite tank. It came out so good. I also used only 1 Tablespoon of dye in this one and used just a touch of the other bottle I prepared with 2 Tablespoons of dye for contrast.
This V neck shirt I purchased off Amazon for $9.50 and it came out OK. I would have liked more blue in it but it’s still cute. This shirt was dyed with the 2 Tablespoon solution with just a hint of the 1 tablespoon solution. The color is cute but I think I like the tank more.
The next color I did was Royal Purple. I purchased it at Joann Fabrics for $4.49. I did 1 piece in this color and the shade came out super deep but I loved the style that I got with it. Again I had to use the whole bottle so if I should want this color again I will have to repurchase the shade.
These Yoga pants came out cool. I purchased them off Amazon for $15.99. I love how there is all this deep purple and than around the white it bled and so there is a lighter shade of purple introduced to the piece.
The final color I did was basic Purple. I purchased it off Amazon for $2.98. I dyed 2 pieces in this color and I really liked the shade I got from this color.
This V neck tee-shirt was part of a 2 pack for $16 on Amazon and it ended up being the best of the tee-shirts though I would have liked the neck line to have more tie dye. I love the way it’s darker in some areas and lighter in others.
This tank is another piece that I’ve had and I use to wear it around the house and as a sleep shirt. I don’t ever wear spaghetti string shirts out in public because, since I’m top heavy, I can’t find a bra with spaghetti straps and I can’t do around without a bra … so I just stick to wearing it around the house. I love the shade of purple I got with this piece.
And that was everything I dyed this weekend. I can’t wait to purchase some more flat white pieced to dye … I think I’ll experiment with doing 2 or more colors next time and now that I have the hand of it I’m sure that I will be able to get better color payoff.
I’m actually thinking I might make some curtains for my craft room and I might just try to tie dye them …. I think that would be super fun.
Well that’s all for now dolls. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day/night and that you are in good spirits and good health.
Remember dolls … Save a spoon for a bit of lipstick.