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Dip Dyed Ombre Maxi

Threads by Emily

By Threads by Emily

July 12, 2014

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Prep, dyeing & Rinse time: About 30 minutes

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You'll Also Need

  •   clothes pins

  •   cotton fabric

  •   large metal spoon

  •   rubber gloves

  •   salt

Step By Step

  1. Get the skirt completely wet in cold water.

  2. Start with your bucket or container for dye with enough hot water to cover the entire skirt and about a 1/4 C. of salt. Before putting the skirt in, put just a tiny splash of the liquid dye in and stir it around.

  3. Put the entire skirt in the water, swish it around, and remove promptly.

  4. Take out some of the water and add another splash of dye.

  5. Use a skirt hanger to hold your skirt, and dip the bottom into the dye, swishing the fabric around, and moving up to about the 3/4 mark on the skirt. Move it up and down a lot so you don't have a sharp line but a faded look.

  6. Continue decreasing the water and adding more dye. Dip the skirt in a shorter length each time, continuing to move it up and down, until you have achieved the ombre effect you want!

  7. If you want the bottom to be really dark, make the water highly concentrated with dye and use clothespins to hang the skirt above the dye. Make sure you don't just hang the end of the skirt in with the rest laying on the ground outside the bucket--the dye will creep up the skirt if you do that.

  • http://www.theritstudio.com Angela Daniels

    I like how subtle the ombre is here- very pretty.

  • http://www.theritstudio.com Rebecca Fretty

    Beautiful ombre effect. So even and airy! I wish mine were that pretty! Cheers! RebF

  • http://ritstudio.com RitDye

    Such a pretty ombre, and the perfect maxi summer skirt to boot! A must add for our ombre/dip-dye pinterest board. BTW, the link to your Etsy page is missing the http so breaks when clicking on it — just so you don’t lose traffic to your store. Thanks so much for sharing the how-to with the Rit community.




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