Sweatshirt and Top: Reverse Tie-Dye and Dip Dye Tutorial
As part of an ongoing bleaching obsession, I am going to be bleaching this light army green sweatshirt and then dip-dying a white t-shirt. I love messing around with different colors and patterns and hope to create a cool ombre effect with my bleach this time around.
Tools and materials:
- Dish or bucket
Bleach the sweater
The first thing I did was wet the sweater and then lay it out flat on some plastic. Then, using my bleach and water mixture, I went in and started applying the bleach to the areas I wanted lighter. Next, flip the sweater over and do the same to the back.
Dye your top
While the sweater sits and the bleach soaks in, grab your white t-shirt and get ready to dye half of it. Fold it in half and mark the halfway point. Place your dye (hot water and dying powder) into a dish/bucket and then place the half of the shirt you plan on dying into the bath. Let the shirt sit for an hour (as opposed to the recommended four or five) for a light dye.
Finish the top
After soaking your top, rinse it out twice (or until the water runs clear) and then let it dry in the sun. Then, when you wash your top later, wash it alone (or with a towel you don’t care about) for the first couple of times to protect your other clothes. You’ll see that mine had a lot of bleeding, but that could have been avoided by me using a deeper bucket. If I had let the side I wanted to stay clean hang out of the bucket, I think it would have bled significantly less.
To finish the sweatshirt, wash it a couple of times and then let it dry. I love the way this turned out (much better than the top). This reverse-tie-dye with bleach is the perfect way to get that easy ombre look on a sweatshirt that I now love.
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