Recently, we hosted one of these babies together at my pad - with a new, Secondhand Star twist, of course!
(How cute is Tanya's baby sister, Leah?)
1: Bleach baths: to get pesky stains out of white garments or drastically alter something from dark to light. (check out last week's post here.)
2: Tea dyeing: which involves using hot, brewed tea to create sepia tones. This can be done using black teas that have steeped for the better part of an hour. Once the tea bath is dark, you can soak the items in a pot, letting it all boil together on the stove top.
3: Fabric dyeing--on the stove top, the microwave, or the washing machine.
Tips for general dyeing:
To create an all-over, even finish, use a double pack of RIT dye and add the powder to a warm, small sized laundry bath. Let the cycle take its course and don't worry. During the rinse cycle the machine will wash out all the remaining color leaving no stains on its interior.
To create a watercolor or tye-dye finish, (like we did down here) swirl the garment on the stove top to create uneven layers of color.
For smaller items and more intense color, microwave a plastic bowl with double parts dye and single parts water. This is great for dyeing ribbons, accessories, gloves, etc...
A few hours later we went from this...
We mixed it up with baggy tweeds, a shiny coat and studded heels.
and clean out your closet, then throw one of these parties of your own. We promise it will be one of the best nights ever.
Noa B. and Tanya D.
Bag: Le Sak
Bangles: Swap Party
Crochet top: Swap Party
Earrings: Olvera Street, downtown LA
Jacket: Diane Von Furstenburg
Ring: Vintage, Israel 1960's