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How to Make a Tie Dye Skirt

Tie-dyeing was one of my favorite hobbies in my childhood, so you can on image my excitement when it popped on Michael Kor’s SS 2012 runway. I love this monotone take on the look, and decided to try it out on a skirt that the lovely ladies over at BurdaStyle made for me. I went with purple because I wanted a color to transition from the Summer to Fall.

Steps in Making a Tie Dye Skirt

Dye Skirts Supplies

Supplies: White cotton skirt (made by the amazing Alison at Burda Style), purple dye, bucket, rubber bands

Hand Dying SkirtWhite Skirt

1. Start with your white skirt

Fold Skirt

2. Fold it back and forth accordion style

Gather Skirt

3. Gather together the entire skirt.

Rubber Band Skirt

4. Wrap your rubber bands around the skirt, each spaced and 1.5 apart. Make sure they are tight, so the dye does not seep in.

Dye Bucket Skirt

5. Fill your bucket up with warm water, drop in dye and stir until dissolved

Dip Skirt Bucket

6. Dip your skirt into the dye and hold for 5 minutes.

Wring Skirt

7. Ring out excess dye

Cut Rubber Bands

8. Cut off the rubber bands

Dyed Skirt

9. Let the dye set overnight then wash out excess dye in cold water.

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michelle

Tuesday 11th of October 2011

very beautiful dress! Thanks for sharing the process of making it.

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