DIY Embellished Tie-Dye Maxi Dress

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A few weeks ago I was window shopping on Anthro and came across this gorgeous embellished and tie-dyed top. That $228 price take pretty much blew my mind but it also got my wheels turning about how I could remake it for myself. That thought evolved into making a dress which evolved into making the swim cover I'm going to show you today!

I love everything about this tutorial. First, it's all so simple to do especially when you are using a Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit like I did that includes everything you need to make tie-dye magic. Plus, by using tie-dye you always get a one-of-a-kind fabric. Next, the price for this sucker blows Anthro's out of the water. The whole thing was well under $20! Last, adding that little pom-pom detail takes it to the next level of cuteness. It's all so good and the result is you looking adorable at the beach. Here is how I did it:

What you need:

Tulip One-Step Tie-Dye Kit

-White dress

-Pom pom trim

-Fabric glue sticks and glue gun or sewing machine


1. Fold your dress according to the tie dye pattern you desire. For the effect I got, I folded the dress like an accordion, then twisted it and secured a rubber band every 1-2 inches.

2. According to your tie-dye directions, apply the tie-dye to the dress. The tie-dye I used was one step, so you just add water and squirt on the fabric. Piece of cake and no mess!

3. Wrap dress in plastic wrap and let set for 6-8 hours or according to your tie dye directions.

4. Remove rubber bands and wash according to your tie-dye directions. For me this was just tossing the dress into a hot washer separately. Let dry.

5. Once the dress completely dry, attach the pom poms to the neckline. I did this using fabric glue in the glue gun and it was SO simple. You can also just run it through a sewing machine. That's it! You're done!

You are going to be so cute and COMFY all summer long. Now get to dyeing! And to learn more about One-Step Tie-Dye projects, be sure to visit ILoveToCreate on social media:






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  • Leslie Leslie on Mar 31, 2021

    To those asking about the dress I went to her blog and she stated that she got the dress on Ebay. The link she provided did not work so you will have to do the search yourself. The other thing you can do if you want to is to make a pattern from a camisole top that you may have. Good luck.

  • Rynn Rynn on Mar 31, 2021

    Pretty! I really need a swim suit cover, so this is right on time! Your project turned out so good, and i just LOVE the tie-dye pattern on your dress. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us to get creative for Summer! :)