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Published

Time
Time:1h00
Difficulty
Nice 'n' Simple
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Dyeing

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New York, New York, US
2009
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Splash some color on those legs, girls. It's all the rage!

These tights turned out to be quite simple. Just a dunk of color here, a brush stroke of color there and ... tada! Insta-fashion!!
Here's the tutorial, friends.

Instructions

  1. How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Multi Colored Tights - Step 1 1

    Here's the recipe for the 3 colors I mixed:
    2Tbs Yellow + 1/4 tsp Kelly Green + 2 c. Hot Water
    1tsp Fuchsia + 2 c. Hot Water
    1 tsp Purple + 2 c. Hot Water
    1/2 c. Black (undiluted in small separate container)

    These tights are a nylon/spandex blend. If you try it with a cotton blend, then dissolve about a 1/4 cup of salt in each color. This maximizes color retention after washing.

  2. How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Multi Colored Tights - Step 2 2

    Dunk bottom 1/3 in the yellow/green.
    Dunk middle 1/3 in the fuchsia.

  3. How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Multi Colored Tights - Step 3 3

    Dunk top 1/3 in purple.




  4. How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Multi Colored Tights - Step 4 4

    Try to flatten the tights as best you can in a glass dish and brush with the undiluted black in a few random places.

    Cover this dish with plastic wrap and nuke on HIGH in the microwave to set the dye.

    Wash 'em and wear 'em.

    VOILA!! You're done!

  5. How to make a pair of tights / pantyhose. Multi Colored Tights - Step 5 5

    Here's the whole colorful shebang on one page to make it easy.

    Give it a go, why not?

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Comments

Nanner goddess of the moo cows
Nanner goddess of the moo cows

I'm guessing the tights need to be white?

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† Wayward Deer †
† Wayward Deer † · Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, US · 5 projects

they match my hair*o*

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Oluchi O.
Oluchi O. · Amsterdam, North Holland, NL

These are fab!

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Elizabeth L.
Elizabeth L.

that's AWESOME!

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edie d.
edie d. · New York, New York, US · 41 projects

Thanks for the love, friends! You're all so sweet.

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Frustrated Crafter
Frustrated Crafter · 10 projects

Love it love it love it!

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LastKoalaBear
LastKoalaBear · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 33 projects

so awesome! LOVE

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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects

CUTE! My dance teacher would love these!

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