Sunday, 29 July 2012

Hola ombré!

In yesterday’s post I mentioned about showing you guys the results of my most recent fashion DYI endeavours. I decided to have a wardrobe clear out last week and in the process managed to get a whole bunch of clothes together ready to go to my local charity shop. In amongst this was a navy blue dress which I’ve only had for a few weeks (it was given to me by a family member who didn’t want it). I liked the dress, especially the cut, but knew that the chances of me wearing it were small. It needed a rougher edge to be wearable on a daily basis for me. I decided that instead of getting rid of the dress I may as well have a go at some DYI on it and that way, if it didn’t work out, it didn’t matter. As now has become an addiction, I decided to bleach the hem of the dress for an ombré effect. I just filled a bucket with 3 parts bleach and 2 parts water and then dipped the dress in the bucket. You have to dip it in as far as you want the lightest shade to finish, then the bleach soaks up the fabric giving the ombré effect.

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Tadahh:


I didn’t expect the hem to go an almost olive green, I thought it’d be white, but I’m so happy with the result. Considering the cost of dip dyed clothes in shops like Urban Outfiters, I’ve saved myself a fair amount of money as well, always a bonus. I mean really, a huge bottle of Tesco value bleach is 29p, hardly bank breaking. It took pretty much no effort and now this dress is a welcome addition to my wardrobe. I can’t wait for the weather to pick up a bit so that I can wear it out!

Thanks for reading guys,
Bethany Paige X

8 comments:

  1. such a good idea, unique and it looks great! :) xxx

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  2. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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    1. Hi Elle, thank you so much, it means a lot to me :) I checked out your blog, it's great so I followed you too ! Looking forward to being in touch :)

      Thanks again XXX

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  3. This looks so great! I love dip-dyed items, but it definitely gets crazy how expensive they can be. I wish I had the motivation to do this, this seriously looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you! I love them too, and it's so easy! You should really give it a go, it takes so little effort, trust me this is coming from quite a lazy person haha!

      Thanks for reading XX

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  4. That is so cool! It looks great.

    Thanks so much for following my blog, I'm following yours now.


    x

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    1. Thhank you so much ! And it's really no problem, you're blog's great X

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