Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday Stimulation-The Dip Dye Effect



A popular look is the dip dye effect that Dries Van Noten walked down his runway in his S/S 2011 show.

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Erica Domesek from P.S. I Made This shows whowhatwear how to achieve this look with minimal cost and fuss.

Here’s what you’ll need to be sporting this years most unusual look.

-Item of your choice
-A Bucket
-12” wooden ruler
-Disposable rubber gloves-
-Distilled White Vinegar

Before you begin: make sure to wear plastic gloves before you begin working to protect your hands.
1. To create bleach solution, mix two parts water and one part bleach in a plastic bucket.
2. Prepare your item by threading a ruler though all of the belt loops. The ruler will serve as a weight to balance the item while they are soaking in the bleach solution.
3. Dip the item into the liquid to the desired depth. Rest the ruler on the top of the bucket to allow the items to hang in the bleach solution without being completely covered. Leave the item soaking for approx 30 minutes. (Note: the bleach will run slightly, so we recommend leaving an additional inch out of the solution.)
4. After the bleach has turned the item the desired white shade (may take a few dips), remove item from bleach solution and soak in a sink or bathtub with two parts water and one part vinegar for approximately five to ten minutes to stop the bleaching process.
5. Let the item dry out completely, and then cut them to your desired length. Gently pull along the edges to create a more distressed and ragged look.

Please note: Wash and dry the item alone for the first time. After that, you will be able to put into regular loads for future washes.—Jessica Baker for

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