It started with my yellow jeans project, and now I've gone and dyed some shoes and done an ombre project on a tee. I hope I have more chances to dye this spring! Shorts, maybe? More ideas in the new FaveCrafts tie dye e-book...
Anyway, here's the befores. I found these shoes at Ross on clearance for $11.99, I think, when I was looking for cute platforms and not seeing anything quite cool enough. They're cotton and were sort of a natural color, so I wasn't sure how the dyeing would go, but I figured I'd give it a shot. They were also already dirty on the side of the wedge part, so I washed off the dirt before dyeing.
The shirt I dyed is from Forever 21 but I got it at Grocery Outlet for $2.50 (local chain of discount stores). It is SO random what they have there. My friend's friend once got some Jack Purcells there back in like 2001. We were so jealous.
I tried a new brand of dye this time--I've used Rit with very minimal success, and iDye Poly has worked great for me on polyester, but I thought I'd see how Dylon works. I bought Tropical Green and Bahama Blue, and tried to make a minty color!
I started with all of the green and half of the blue, because I wanted to make a true mint instead of aqua. But then I added all the blue, and I like how it worked out. The ivory shoes dyed a little differently than the bright white tee, obvs, but that's okay. Both are pretty minty!
For the ombre/dip dye, I sort of followed along the lines of this tutorial on the wit & whistle blog, and since have also seen this one on Cotton and Curls. My suggestion if you use either of those is to put the tee on a hanger rather than just holding it with your arms. Tiring and sort of hard!
So here's the tee...
And.... SO excited for these... the shoes!!
I'm in love with how they turned out! The perfect minty color. I'm a little scared to wear them in case they get dirty... don't want the color to fade. Eeek.
Now I'm all excited to do more a) dyeing and b) shoe makeovers. Eh?!?