DIY: Ombre Robe Dress.

I found this old robe in a pile of give aways at my Mom’s house… It had no belt and no one could remember where it came from.

RESCUED!

I then decided to dip dye it.

First, I took the part above the loops and wrapped it in a plastic bag, and secured it with rubber bands, so that no dye could touch the top half. In the past, I have had dye travel up the garment I was dip dying and then the top wouldnt really ever be fully white again, just a pale version of the bottom.

Then, I made a bucket of Teal Rit Dye. I dipped the center part of the robe into it, let it sit for a few minutes with the bottom and the top half both out of the bucket.

Then I added Kelly Green Rit Dye to the same bucket and put the bottom third into it and let it sit for about ten minutes.

Then I hosed it off… and VOILA:

The pattern was already on the robe, but the dye made it more visible.Β 

We styled it with a brown leather belt that came with a pair of ZARA trousers, since it had no belt. I think Im going to use a rope for everyday purposes.Β 

I’m actually drinking coffee sitting in this robe right now writing this post! Will my obsession with dye never end? Who knows! I still have the vat of Kelly Green/Teal mixture hanging out…. What’s next?

Happy Friday everyone!

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Comments

  1. Don’t end the dye obsession! I love all the creations!

  2. Love the colors, and comfortable, yes!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  3. Mmishan says:

    So cool, I want to have my morning coffee in that too!

  4. So good! I love that the dye intensified the pattern.

  5. you should come to my house and dip dye everything. i would be down.

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