Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SCIENCE PROJECT!!!!


I've been meaning to try this "Rit" fabric dye stuff ever since I saw it in a shabby chic book. (I went though a serious SC phase when I was younger and am still hanging on just a bit.)

Anyway, the beauty of this stuff is that you can take a pile of boring, white garments, and turn them PINK!!! (or just about any other color.)

It's the perfect way to brighten up a dull winter by giving your old wardrobe a new look!

You can do it on a stovetop in a really big saucepan---or in the washing machine! (which is what I did.)

It reminded me a lot of dying Easter eggs....

Just make sure you read ALL the directions as it can become quite a colorful mess if you're not diligent :)


I love how the straps on this vintage slip stayed sort of white, but the rest is a dreamy rose!!



Plain-ole t-shirt given a new life!! I think I might embroider/stitch something on it.... Lace perhaps??




6 comments:

jason said...

Hey, I did that once and it didn't cost me a dime; all I had to do was accidentally leave something red in with my whites, and voila! pink underwear.

JenniferBirge said...

so cool!

Tiffany said...

beautiful :D love that shade of pink

Lara Lewis said...

looks like you had fun! i used to use that stuff to make tie-dye t shirts with my students, they loved it. (ps i have a shower curtain that looks exactly like your background fabric.) :)

Iris said...

That is very pretty. I've been wanting to try the Rit too. Just one question, after you wash you clothes does the color stay or will it wash out or bleed onto other clothes?

whichgoose said...

Oohhh.... haven't tried washing them yet!! It says it's permanent .. so we shall see :)