I had bought a package of Rit dye in royal blue awhile back, and finally went about experimenting. I was inspired to turn some of my drab clothing items into something "new," especially now that my clothing selection is rather limited due to physical circumstances : P. I looked towards other blogs for inspiration, which resulted in a variety of dyeing methods ranging from the traditional tie-dye (rubber-banding segments first) to more of the recent ombre gradient effect. In order to maximize my pack of dye, I ended up dyeing a a bit more than what I had initially intended!
- Wear rubber gloves - I was lazy towards the end and took them off, which resulted in blue fingers for a night.
- Don't rush - I was too excited to begin and ended up getting dye onto the parts I wanted to remain white, but a good soaking in Chlorox bleach helped erase some of the mistakes!
- Start off with clothing you are okay with parting, that way if you do make a mistake, it isn't as painful.
- Dye clothing in a garage or bathroom sink and away from carpet, you'd be amazed by the amount of splashes you can incur while dyeing.
- Practice on a men's undershirt!
- Wash dyed clothing separately by hand for a few washes, as the color tends to bleed.
- Keep pets and children away unless you want them to match your newly updated clothing : )
- Have fun!