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Extract from Mend & Make Fabulous • By Denise Wild • Published by Search Press

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Mend & Make Fabulous
Ombre—colors becoming progressively darker or lighter—is a popular color trend that can be seen all the way from the runway to the fashion blogs to the street. To get the look at home, whether you’re covering a color flaw or just adding interest to a garment, it’s easy to DIY dip dye. Dip dyeing is the process of dipping a specific area of fabric into the dye, rather than submerging the entire garment.

To prepare your garment for dip dyeing, wash it on its own in warm water to remove dirt, residue, and superficial stains.

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© 2019 Denise Wild / Search Press · Reproduced with permission. · Photography by Madeleine Boardman, Kin Hai, and Shane Mahood.
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  • How to make a dyeing. Dip Dye - Step 1
    Step 1

    Dip just the portion of fabric you want to dye (usually the bottom or top of a garment) into the dye solution a few times.

  • How to make a dyeing. Dip Dye - Step 2
    Step 2

    Dip the garment in a separate container filled with cold water in order to set the color. Then wring the garment out.

  • How to make a dyeing. Dip Dye - Step 3
    Step 3

    Add more dye to the solution and repeat step 1, but dip about a third less of the fabric than you did previously in order to create an ombre effect.

  • How to make a dyeing. Dip Dye - Step 4
    Step 4

    Dip the garment again in a separate container filled with cold water in order to set the color. Wring the garment out.

  • How to make a dyeing. Dip Dye - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat steps 3 and 4, making sure you leave another one third of the garment out of the dye solution.

  • How to make a dyeing. Dip Dye - Step 6
    Step 6

    To set the color, machine wash the dyed garment on its own in cold water, then tumble dry it.

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