Tie dye is one of the most unique and simple ways to create your own clothing design. With a few simple supplies and an hour or two’s worth of time, you and your family can enjoy tie die clothing that reflects your own unique personality and is made with the utmost in creative design. The tie dye dress is a great place to start if you are looking for unique and hip tie dye clothing for females. Many individuals have taken advantage of the easy and cost-effective nature of tie dye dresses; here’s how to make your own tie die dress at home with just a few supplies and a small amount of time.
The first step of the process is to obtain all of the materials you will be using. Start by purchasing a dress that fits you and pre-wash it or iron it if needed. The dress should be one that you are comfortable wearing and think will look good with a tie dye design. The best way to go about this is to purchase an inexpensive dress that you don’t mind experimenting with. Tie dye dresses are always unique, but might not generally turn out the way you want the first time. Also, it might be wise to do some research on different types of dye as they will differ in appearance and composition. A quick Internet search will return a fair amount of different brands that you can choose from. Once your dress is presentable and you’ve chosen your dye, it’s time to begin the tie dying process.
Start by folding the dress lengthwise and tying rubber bands around it tightly to create the tie dye effect. Not just a clever name, tie dying involves tying parts of the item so that not all of it is exposed to the color. The rubber bands should generally be about 2 to 4 inches apart from each other. The end result should look like tightly tied tube and the coloring process can begin. Start by filling a squirt bottle with water and saturate your tie dye dress with it so that the color adheres better to the fabric. Use any color of dye you see fit or even mix a few colors in different squirt bottles and see what happens. The beauty of creating your own tie dye dresses lies in the ability to be creative and create an item that is uniquely yours.
One you’ve dyed the tie dye dress to your satisfaction, let the fabric sit for about 1 ? hours before washing according to the tag instructions. After washing, you can remove the rubber bands and see what unique design emerges. If you are satisfied with the design, iron the tie dye dress to further set the pattern into the dress. You are now ready to display your own unique creation in no time at all and for an incredibly low price. With its ease and affordability, it’s no wonder that since the late 1960s, it has become one of the most recognized and cherished patterns of American culture.