[runway inspired] Tie-dye skirt

from style.com
DIY necklace, thrifted blouse, Rebecca Minkoff bag

Tie-dyeing was one of my favorite hobbies in my childhood, so you can on image my excitement when it popped on Michael Kor’s SS 2012 runway. I love this monotone take on the look, and decided to try it out on a skirt that the lovely ladies over at BurdaStyle made for me (check out the post here). I went with purple because I wanted a color to transition from the Summer to Fall.
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Supplies: White cotton skirt (made by the amazing Alison at Burda Style), purple dye, bucket, rubber bands
Steps after the break!

1. Start with your white skirt

2. Fold it back and forth accordion style

3. Gather together the entire skirt.

4. Wrap your rubber bands around the skirt, each spaced and 1.5 apart. 
Make sure they are tight, so the dye does not seep in. 

6. Fill your bucket up with warm water, drop in dye and stir until dissolved

7. Dip your skirt into the dye and hold for 5 min

8. Ring out excess dye

9. Cut off the rubber bands

10. Let the dye set overnight then wash out excess dye in cold water.

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  1. Liana says:

    awesome tutorial, i love how concise your instructions are! definitely will have to try this sometime…and love your new layout!

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  2. out of order says:

    this looks great, I love the results! and the new header is cute, too 🙂


  3. Great1 I love it ! You must do the same with leggins!

  4. oh, how fun! So, it’s all in the accordion folding detail. Thanks for the detail guided steps! xoxo


  5. This brings back memories of childhood and summer camp activities! Love how chic it looks with a more grown up outfit. Great DIY!

  6. roha says:

    wow, this looks great…and so easy! gonna try this too 🙂
    just stumbled upon your blog – i love it. now following!!
    ♥ romi

  7. Lara says:

    Great DIY!!!! 🙂

    Love it!


  8. Turned out great! Thanx for sharing, I want to try it now!


  9. a fabulous job! my DIY this week is a sweater inspired by one of ICEBERG, I leave the link and I hope you like!

  10. Collections says:

    This is such an awesome DIY. I may do this with a shirt.

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  11. turned out really great! I love tie dye…


  12. Lauren says:

    Ahh, now something else I’ll have to fit in before it gets too cold outside! I love the purple (I would have chosen it too) and I’m glad I can use my tye-dying skills from high school haha 🙂

  13. Charm D. says:

    Love it!!! <3<3

  14. OMG I love that skirt! I am going to have to DIY this too 🙂


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  16. Tara says:

    Amazing tye-dye! Absolutely love it!



  17. kirti says:

    🙂 its traditional way to dye cloths in India called “Bandej” 🙂

  18. Daisy1990 says:

    this tutorial makes me miss my country Ghana. This is used to make some traditional cloths. Great tutorial. 🙂

  19. Anonymous says:

    Is it just me, or did the numbering skip 5? I think there are just nine steps?

    Great idea! Will have to try1

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