Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ombre Tank DIY

I made this tank for my beau for his 22nd birthday and it turned out great. It was really easy ande cheap to make. I bought the shirt on Amazon for $7 with free shipping and the RIT dye cost about $3, depending on the dye you choose it may say to add salt if you are dyeing cotton but read your directions carefully and do what you think is best for the look you are going for. All you have to do is make a dye bath of the shade you want in the middle of the shirt and dip almost all of the shirt in quickly and leave the top 1/4 out and let the rest sit until you have a shade you like and slowly pull the shirt out to get darker shades. Once you get to the parts you want to be the darkest, you should mix more dye in a small cup with water and take the shirt out completely and mix in the dye from the cup to achieve the darkest shades. Once it is as dark as you like you should rinse it out until the water runs clear and hang to dry. These pics are after the first wash, but it didn't fade a lot even after the wash.

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