Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tie-dye Results!

So I was so excited that when I woke up I immediately rinsed out my shirts, there is no way I could've waited any longer, maybe next time I will to see if it really makes a difference.  I started with the panties since I cared least about them, if a lot of dye washed away, I was gonna give it another day.  Things went well, I didn't think to take pictures till after that one but I did the same thing to all of them.  So that was all the confidence I needed to rinse my shirts.

 Probably doing it outside might be better but my bathtub is stained anyways and it worked out fine, I have one of those detachable shower heads.  So I started by rinsing with cold water for a minute while it was still bundled up.

 I took the rubber bands off and rinsed till the water was clear, I little out a little squeal of joy when I saw this, the colors were a lot more vibrant wet.  I debated about hanging them outside or tossing them in the dryer, the next batch I'll hang but I thought it might rain anyways and figured the dryer probably wouldn't be much different, any thoughts on this?
 So I'm glad I decided the heart should be on the back, it's not much of a heart really, but you get the point, and I'm excited about them.
This is what this is what the front turned out like, see what I mean.
Oh so excited about this one, I'm wearing it now, again, it's a lot lighter than when I rinsed it, maybe the dye wasn't dark enough?  Is it because I dried in the dryer?  I'm still very happy overall, also, any cleaning suggestions, should I handwash a few times before throwing in with other clothes?
This one was last minute, I had dye left that I couldn't bare to just pour down the drain, It looked very Mardi Gras after I dyed it, I'm pretty happy with it also, I spun this one and rubber banded the same way except I started spinning over to the side.  I did a spiral design instead of the pie pieces with 3 colors instead of 4, I really can't distinguish a big difference in overall design of the 2 methods, and they're both pretty easy.  So those are my results, I'm pretty pleased with myself, I thought it could be disasterous, but turned out pretty nice, oh except that 2nd shirt ended up having a small tear where the sleeve is attached, I don't recall it being there before, but it was just those cheap hane shirts so maybe that's why.


  1. I'm jealous!! I can't wait to do this. The panties are awesome! I've always heard to hang dry. but it seems the dryer heat would set the color in.

  2. My goodness, these are amazing! Great results!

  3. They turned out so pretty!! Good job for a first time!

  4. Thanks so much, I'm now ready to go on a rampage and tie-dye anything I possibly can!