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Dip dyed 50s dress

Added Aug 6, 2012

by asperge11

Carcassonne, France

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Description

This was my first time dyeing anything and it was really fun. I want to dye everything now! I bought the white fabric on the market really cheap. I was with my cousin and we thought if we buy 4 meters it will be plenty to make a dress each. Part of it was a little stained so the seller gave us the rest of the role – about 6 meters – at home we discovered it was also folded double! So we ended up with like a square kilometre haha. All the more dyeing to be done :)
We used this pattern for my cousin’s dress and I tried her’s on and liked it so I made this one for me.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Vintage

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    Dec 3, 2012, 07.42 PMby Jodi Wade

    Absolutely gorgeous! The dye looks wonderful.

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      Dec 4, 2012, 05.02 PMby asperge11

      Thank you!!!

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    Oct 24, 2012, 06.50 AMby jumena

    I was hesitant about this dress, but after seeing your perfect version, I am SO making it!!!

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      Oct 26, 2012, 02.46 PMby asperge11

      Awww thanks! Make it! I look forward to seeing yours :)

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    Aug 18, 2012, 09.04 PMby squiddlepop

    This dress looks awsome…I love the dip dye (:

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      Aug 19, 2012, 06.54 PMby asperge11

      Thanksss!

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    Aug 11, 2012, 09.48 PMby FEDRA

    Great job! Bravo!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 08.41 AMby joost52

    Wow! Awesome job with the dipping :) Really good work girl, I’m super impressed here! :)

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      Aug 8, 2012, 12.45 PMby asperge11

      Thanks Joost!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 06.00 AMby Julia Morley

    Fantastic!! You make me want to try it, too :-)

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      Aug 8, 2012, 12.45 PMby asperge11

      Yeahhh do it!

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    Aug 7, 2012, 09.31 AMby Hugs-and-Kisses

    I love how you have dip dye it from the top, the obvious way is to do it from the bottom. love it. I have been messing around with some tie dye myself lately, might give this version a try if u don’t mind xXx

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      Aug 7, 2012, 08.17 PMby asperge11

      Sure, go ahead! I look forward to seeing what you do. Tie dyeing is next on my list too :)

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    Aug 7, 2012, 09.04 AMby Smiley100

    Oh super! I loooove the colours!

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      Aug 7, 2012, 08.16 PMby asperge11

      Thank you!

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    Aug 7, 2012, 04.27 AMby zsyzu

    Very pretty dress and beautiful photos!

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      Aug 7, 2012, 08.16 PMby asperge11

      Thank you!

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    Aug 7, 2012, 12.47 AMby SewingLab

    Love it!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 10.27 PMby timtamz

    The fabric looks realy silky did you use the same material for the cross strap bit?

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      Aug 7, 2012, 08.16 PMby asperge11

      The top part of the dress is one kind of material and the skirt is a different, I think. This was not done on purpose, but like I said, the fabric was stained on a part so I used a different bit of it for the skirt and I think it was actually a different type… I’m not sure. But it is kind of strange, sometimes it looks silky and sometimes quite matt.. I like it anyway :) A happy accident!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 08.58 PMby chased-away

    I love it!!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 07.40 PMby lucilleheugh

    Pretty pretty!!!!!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 07.39 PMby tejka

    really cute!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 07.25 PMby laracrj

    Gorgeous – I really like the way you’ve made up this pattern with very subtle crossovers rather than really contrasting, love the dip dying as well!

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      Aug 7, 2012, 08.10 PMby asperge11

      Thank you!

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    Aug 6, 2012, 06.48 PMby Mary Athey

    Love the dip dye effect and the dress is so lovely on you x

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      Aug 7, 2012, 08.10 PMby asperge11

      Thank you!

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