Love american apparel v-necks but can't afford the price?
So I really wanted some of the lovely colourful v-necks that they sell at american apparel but at 24 bucks a pop I really can't afford it. Enter men's undershirts and clothing dye. I bought a 3 pack of Hanes v-necks from Wal Mart and away I go. Before I dyed the shirts I took them in a bit around the waist( wal mart didn't have any smalls so I had to buy the mediums). Also there are no pictures of the process but it is pretty easy.
Take in the shirt you want to dye (if too large). This is done best by tracing the shape of a shirt that fits really well onto the shirt you want to take in and then sew along the lines.
Prepare dye according to instructions. Usually this requires mixing the dye powder with really hot water in a big pot or other container( I would use and old pot as the dye may stain the pot as it did to me). I used the whole package for 1 shirt because I wanted the colour to be really bright.
Wet shirt and place in dye water. I stirred the t-shirt in the pot to make sure the whole tshirt got dyed. Leave it in for 30 minutes.
30 minutes later.... remove the shirt from the dye water and rinse in cold water until rinse water runs clear. Hang shirt up to dry.
Once shirt is dry you are done. Ta da. Wear your colourful shirt with pride. For the first couple of washes I would definitely wash it with like colours especially if you dye your shirt shades of red and blue. From previous experience these shades tend to bleed.