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When I Dip You Dip We Dip Dye Dress Refashion

No-Sew Hawaiian Shirt to Dress Refashion & Thrifting in Hawaii!
New Dress for a New 'Do

This is a sad time of year for me, friends.  Fall is coming.  My days of frolicking blissfully in strapless dresses and sandals are coming to a close.  Layers.  :/  Coats.  :/  Scarves.  :/  Being cold all the time.  :/ Blerg.  :/

Today’s dress was just a little too big and a little too summery for the changing season.

refashionista dip dye dress before
Feeling blue about the changing seasons…

The taking-in part wasn’t a big deal.

Pinning dress on dress form
Serging side seam
Serrrrrrrrrge! 😉

I also raised the hem just a bit.

raising hem on dress
Sewing new hem on dress

Well…that’s not very exciting, now is it?


I grabbed a bit of dye…

Green and Brown Rit Dye
I am literally grabbing the dye, see?

Then, I filled one side of the sink with hot water and green dye.

sink full of hot water

Then, I stirred it up!

stirring dye bath with spoon
Like ya do…

I added a bit of brown dye and hot water to a pitcher, and submerged the bottom of the dress in the sink and one shoulder of the dress in the pitcher.

I also splattered dye on the middle part.

dip dyeing dress in pitcher
This looks like it could be interesting.

I left my new dress in its twin baths while I met friends for brunch.  🙂

When I got back, I rinsed it thoroughly in my washing machine.

Check it out now!  I think the new color scheme is a bit more fall than that sky blue.  🙂

refashionista posing awkwardly
Awkward Posing!
refashionista posing awkwardly
Where’s my arm?
dip dyed dress after
Ah! THERE it is! Whew!
refashionista posing awkwardly
Seriously. What am I trying to do here?
back of dip dyed dress
At least the dress is cool. 😉


Refashionista Dip Dyed Dress Refashion Before and After
No-Sew Hawaiian Shirt to Dress Refashion & Thrifting in Hawaii!
New Dress for a New 'Do