Thursday, 27 August 2015

Rhapsody in blue

I find dyeing clothes quite fun. The fun is about transforming your clothes batch-style! For a while, I had been collecting a pile of clothes I wanted to dye in different colours and the rainy weather was holding me back since it is always best to line-dry dyed clothes for the first time. Once the weather changed, it was time for our vacation, so this post was pending for a while now. Nevertheless, I would like to share a part of my dyeing adventure with you – and for this I chose the use of double batch of Iberia electric blue and a pile of clothes, including:

  • Men’s brown polo (the colour my husband wouldn’t wear)

  • Men’s bright green polo (with stains)

Yucky stain!

  • Khaki t-shirt with netting (the colour made me wear it… never)

  • A very pale cotton summer dress (looked like a night gown)

  • Woman’s lavender cotton shirt (with bleach stains)

I have prepared the clothes for dyeing according to directions, while I rolled the dress and tied it with strings to achieve interesting dyeing effect. Here is what I did:

The remaining items went in the washing machine without any interventions:

And here are the results:

The best of them all is the dress which is quite different from a plain and boring piece I started with. The blue t-shirts were already worn more times than before being dyed! 


  1. I loved seeing how the dye color affected the different colors of the original items. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. It's interesting to see how different garments turned out different colours. That dress is gorgeous on you!

  3. Yes! This is the reason I decided to share these in a single post! That is the fun about dying - it is always an adventure - you never know what the result will be until everything is washed and dried :) especially since all garments were labelled as pure cotton and high-content cotton blends.