Sunday, July 8, 2012


Transformation; that's what Doing It Yourself is all about. Alright, maybe not all the time, but a lot of times when it comes to DIY-ing. It's about taking an article of clothing that you own that's possibly  plain, old, sad, or ordinary, and turning it into something that'll put a smile on your face every time you wear it because you feel really happy with how it came out and you're proud to actually wear something that you "made" with your own two hands. Trust me when I say that it's genuinely fulfilling to venture into a little DIY-ing, even if you're only doing it just for fun, or whatever reason you might conjure up from the deep abyss of your head; it doesn't matter. What does matter is that you let creativity grow in the process.

Step 1: Grab the materials you'll need: dyes of your desired color, something you'd want to dip-dye (like say in my case, a short-sleeved button-down shirt), and of course a wash basin to do the dyeing in.
Step 2: Heat up some water to a boil, pour it into your wash basin, aquarium, or pot of choice, then add the dye. (Note of the instructions of the dye that you have because I'm not entirely sure if all dyes have the same instructions)
dip dye
inspired by Dries Van Noten;
Step 3: Partially submerge your material of choice and keep doing so until you've achieved your desired look. Rinse, and ring well, then hang it out in the sun to dry. (Note that clothes are always darker when wet, so expect the color to lighten when your dyed material dries-up)

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