DIY Ombre Top Just got finished Dye.I.Y. ing my SWELL Martina Top….as well as the upper portion of my left hand, a Christmas ham-sized portion of the lawn, and all 4 of my puppy’s paws. All in under 5 minutes. Success.
Feel like dying? A few easy steps on how to ombre dye anything: - Get some fabric dye (I used the RIT Teal color for this) and a throw-away plastic container. I used an empty salad container. I wouldn’t recommend using a stainless steel bowl. I have a blue-tinted one from a past learning experience. - Put on rubber gloves, or watch your back for Gargamel for the next few days - Add water and either salt (for cotton) or vinegar (for synthetics) to the bowl. Do not dilute too much. - Dip the very bottom portion of your fabric into the dye mix, and swirl it around until it’s dark. - Add a little more water to the mix. Dip it a little deeper into the bowl, and swirl that around. - Keep diluting the mixture with water and dipping your fabric deeper into the bowl (maybe 3 or 4 times all together). - Rinse the fabric. Let it dry.
That’s it. Just make sure to wash your fabric by itself one time before you wear it - to avoid staining your other clothes.