Tie Dye Process

I got a big bleach blotch on one of my favorite dresses and instead of throwing it out I attempted to camouflage it. I tie dyed it with bleach so that the discolored spot would look intentional. It did not turn out like I wanted but here are my process photos.

Tie Dye Dress 1

Tie Dye Dress 2

Tie Dye Dress 3

Tie Dye Dress 4

Tie Dye Dress 5

If you ever find your self wanted to tie dye… make sure the rubber bands are VERY tight! Lesson learned. Zander also got a great shot of the dress drying. At least we got a cool photo out of the process.

All of these photographs will also be linked to my August Break Set on Flickr.


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  1. thanks! I was hoping to keep more of the original purple color in the middle of the dress… it still looks pretty cool.

  2. I think it turned out pretty cool!

  3. I really love the photo that [http://www.flickr.com/photos/zanderwhite/] got of the dress too! [http://www.flickr.com/photos/zanderwhite/5822791230/]

  4. thanks!

  5. fantastic.

  6. Oh it came out lovely! It looks like the embroidered parts didn’t bleach out – how interesting.

    Thanks for visiting my blog – yours is great and I’m adding you to my reader.

  7. @cottagegardenstudios thanks! It did not turn out how I planned, but now I know the rubber bands need to be really tight!

  8. Ooooo we did this all last week..so much fun..great shot!!

  9. Love the contrasts – soft and rough, light and dark, feminine and masculine… =)


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