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January 14, 2015

DIY Dip-Dyed Flannel Shirt

I'm sharing a DIY I've been dying to do with you guys, but after a really horrible failed attempt it has taken me a while to find a good thrifted flannel to try again.  Finally I found one, it's white and black checkered, super simple and the white makes it easy to dye any colour you'd like!

Boots: Hunter, Jeans: Guess, Tank: Forever21, Flannel: DIY/Thrifted, Hat: Bluenotes (Similar)

Whenever I buy something from the thrift shop I like to wash it first, just because I think things tend to smell a little funny from there but you can argue you're about to dip it in chemically smelling dye and then wash it... which is true. Anyway!

Step 1: Prepare dye according to directions, I used the Tulip dye in the little squeeze bottles because I had an extra pink one lying around.  

Step 2: I wet the part of the shirt I wanted dyed, if you want to do an all over pattern on the shirt then wet the whole shirt, if you want to dip dye it like I did then just wet the bottom half.  Apply the dye starting from the bottom up, the damp shirt will help the dye spread through the shirt and when you leave it, will allow some dye to run up and give that faded or ombre look.

Step 3: Wrap the bottom of the shirt in a plastic bag, tie it and leave it for 6-8 hours.  Rinse out throughly until water runs clear, through it in the wash if you'd like now or hang it to dry.

Step 4: Wear!

Here's a closer shot of the ombre/faded.

It is absolutely freezing here in Canada, so that is part of why this post took me so long to get up because I was waiting for a warm enough day to be able to stand in the cold without a jacket.  Today it was still -25 degrees celsius with the wind chill.

So of course I did a little dancing to keep warm!

If you guys try this DIY be sure to send me your photos on Instagram or Twitter (@rmahxo) or use the hashtag #thatflourchild

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