I was very busy last weekend working on projects that I've been wanting to try out. The allure of ombré dyeing has had my interest for awhile now, so I figured the best way to test it out was with some shirts for the babe. I figured that was the safest first attempt since he'll wear them no matter what without complaining. I say this because while I followed the instructions exactly as they are on the Rit website, the dye solution wasn't perfect so I'd recommend a different product. Live and learn. Anyway, it was fun!
A bucket or container that holds 3 gallons
1 cup of salt
A hanger or dowel rod for dipping
Onesies, or whatever you'd like to dye
Follow the interactions on your dye to make up the solution. The onesie should be damp to begin, wring out excess water.
I used a hanger to dip my onesies.
Submerge the shirt deeper into the dye for about 5-7 minutes, moving it up and down. Then with rubber gloves on, put the remainder of the shirt into the dye for about 2-3 minutes. Squeeze out the excess dye and run under cool water until the water runs clear.
Wear BOTH gloves to avoid this situation.
Hang to dry with the darkest color down so that the dye doesn't run onto the lighter part. The next day, I threw the shirts into the wash for a quick rinse and spin cycle to remove any excess dye before wearing. They aren't perfect but I think they are pretty fun! This blue color really looks good on Oliver. Little Man wore his new shirt with pride and felt pretty cool showing of his biceps at the the playground!