Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Clothes Stealers: Re-Do... Plus a tutorial....


There is something you should know about me (Hannah) if we're really going to be friends.

And that is that I want so badly to be "granola"...

Maybe it's because I grew up just a few minutes away from Berkley, CA... or maybe it's because I have a deep appreciation for anyone that can pull off dreadlocks with a baggy tie-dyed shirt... or maybe it's just because people who are "granola" have their "artsy with the perfect amount of fartsy"...
I don't know...
Either way... I want to be "granola"...
There. Now we can officially be friends...

All that to say... a while ago my little old granola heart was oh-so-inspired by none other than the beautiful, Bex with this post....

And then, I just so happened to stumble upon this tutorial via pinterest...

And then... Rachey Pooh was all "Oh I have a great idea!! Let's wear tie-dye for Clothes Stealer's!!"
which neither of us did... but that's neither here nor there... right? right.


So... Get ready! All of that inspiration was put to good use!

Here's your very own "Do-It-Yourself" Fake Tie Dye Tutorial.
Ps. It's called "fake" because we're not actually dying anything... we're being magical and "un-dying" it...
I know... fancy. epic. ridiculous.

Step 1: Take an item of clothing that is any color other than white. I took a black maxi dress that I just made this week, but was feeling like it was a little boring...

Step 2: Collect a ton of rubber bands, bleach and a disposable bucket.


Step 3: Combine about 1 cup of bleach with 2 1/2 cups of water.

Step 4: Take your item of clothing and twist, scrunch and knot... then hold secure with your pile of rubber bands.


Step 5: Dunk your item of clothing (or in my case only part of my skirt) into your bleach/water mix. Make sure that the part of the clothing you'd like "un-dyed" is fully immersed in liquid. Set timer for 25 minutes if the item is black. (If item is a lighter color set time for a shorter amount). Either way, check on item periodically (i.e. every 5-10 minutes).


Step 6: Remove clothing item from bleach/water mixture. Then unband and rinse your item.
(Make sure to rinse well so that the bleach doesn't run on any other part of the clothing)


Step 7: Wash and dry your clothing as you normally would. And then.... flaunt it!



So?? What do you think? Granola enough???

Like the maxi dress? We're thinking about putting some up in the shop...

Also- aren't you just so impressed?? A tutorial and Clothes Stealers all in one... it's getting crazy around here... Grab a button on the left and link up lovelies... show us what you're wearing this week!

xoxo- Hansie


PS. Today we're also linking up with Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy to flaunt our outfit.