A while back, my sisters boyfriend, Alex, sort of dip-dyed his shorts. Originally they were full length jeans, but the reason he bought them was to cut them down to become knee length shorts, and dip-dye them. He didn't take much care when cutting them, he just got some fabric scissors from one of the many sewing boxes in the house, and chopped them to the measured length. The next step was to actually dye them. In order to do this, he needed a big bucket, some bleach, and a wooden stick to mix with. Alex mixed 2 parts water and 1 part bleach (sorry I can't give exact measurements!) in the bucket with the old wooden stick. He then part dipped his shorts in the bucket, up to where he wanted the dye to end. He left them in the bucket - outside in case of spillages - for about 30 - 40 minutes. This is how they turned out:
I think they look brilliant! If you wanted a graduated dye, you could put less bleach in the bucket, and start of by putting all of the area you want to dye in the bucket, and then gradually take the clothing piece out, and put more bleach in the bucket.
Have you ever dip-dyed any of your clothes?
I am going to leave you with a couple of pictures of me and Alex :)
Here, we are at my Uncle's surprise 50th Birthday party:
Finally, this is a Polaroid from my sisters graduation party:
P.S You will have to excuse the poor pictures, they were taken on my phone! Sorry xo