Sunday, 15 September 2013

Dylon Dyes: Ocean Blue (Part 1 of 5)

Ocean Blue 2
Ocean Blue 1

   Around three years ago, I bought a sheer white shirt from New Look, having just entered my 'collared shirt phase'. It was a size 18, but I liked to wear it baggy over jeans or leggings when I was having a fat day, and it was easy to tuck into a pair of tailored trousers for work - which is why I got a lot of wear out of it.

   Recently I decided that, as much as I loved this shirt, it had developed holes in the sleeves and had become slightly discoloured from excessive runs through the washing machine, therefore it had to go.

   However, after I was kindly given some DYLON fabric dyes to try out, I thought I'd start my own customisation project and recycle the shirt into something new and exciting; so this is part one of my five-part quest to restore my wardrobe!

   I used DYLON's 'Ocean Blue' hand dye to create the lilac effect on this shirt. As you can see from the photograph above, I initially tried to tye-dye it, however the fabric didn't allow the tye-dyeing process to work as it's too thin. I've ended up with a light purple colour that I think looks so pretty, and much better than the previous off-white tone.

   To rectify the holes in the sleeves, I simply cut them off and re-hemmed them to make a short-sleeve shirt. I think this looks so much neater and a little bit more 'this season'.

   Stay tuned for my upcoming posts about the fabulous DYLON dyes and my DIY fun! Tell me what you thought of this one in the comments below!

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