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D.I.Y- 3 Tone Dip Dye Ombre Shorts

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Remember the shorts I raved about over Independence Day weekend? Well, I finally was able to get the tutorial up.  My laptop is a pain, I think I need a new one if I ever want to continue blogging/vlogging. Any who, this d.i.y project is very simple and easy to do. Usually the packaging on the fabric dye gives you instructions but I wanted to share with you how I created a 3 Tone Ombre Shorts

(TIP: the avoid frail jeans after bleaching, just purchase a white of jeans beforehand )

Materials Needs:
  • Bucket
  • Boiling HOT Water
  • Salt
  • Fabric Dye in color of your choice (I used Tulip Permanent Fabric Dye)
  • Bleach
  • Spoon/Mixer
  • Gloves (Although I didn't use them)


Steps:
  •  Cover the area you want the WHITE and RED to be in bleach, using the spray bottle.
  •  Then (not shown in the video) to speed up the bleaching process, I covered the shorts in a plastic bag and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  •  Then (not shown in the video) I rinsed out the bleach.
  •  Next prepare you dying bucket with the WATER, SALT, and DYE .
  •  MIX MIX MIX!
  •  Fold your shorts in half and bunch of the shorts from the middle, leaving only the bottom section out.
  •  Dip the bottom section in the fabric dye mixture.
  •  Let it sit for 45 minutes stirring occasionally every 15 minutes.
  •  To created a better gradient effect from the white to red splash/push some of the mixture towards the shorts with the spoon/mixer. 
  • After 45 minutes rinse out the dye under cold water, then for more security I rinsed it under hot water.
  • Then hand wash the shorts with detergent and hang dry.
  • & Voila! 


To see how I did my pair of shorts check out my quick video tutorial below!


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