Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rit Dye Clothes Transformations

Here are a few of my favorite transformation pieces from the Rit Dyeing party. Even though I don't look nearly as cute or have the set up Melissa does for her fashion blog...I tried my best to show off a few outfits and attempt to be a fashion model for a day.
I got this top at Target about 3 years ago. It was originally white and I loved the little puff sleeves. I wore the top in my pregnancy photos and the shirt hit me about mid belly {under the dress}. I don't know what it is, but I loved my clothes from my pregnancy. Most of them weren't actually pregnancy clothes and I can still wear them now, they just need a little pick-me to make me not feel pregnant when I put them on.
Ombre Cover-up for the pool. I love the wine color. I stole this ombre idea from Melissa and she helped me with the technique. The cover-up use to be cream and the stitching stayed true to its original cream color. I am not sure why the stitching on most of my fabrics didn't take to the dye? Hummmm. I'll have to think on that one. With a large tub to work in the ombre technique worked great.
I got this skirt at Anthropologie about 4 years ago. It was baby pink and perfect for spring. I also wore this my whole pregnancy because of its elastic waist band. Now, it feels like a whole new skirt! I love the coral color. It looks great on and goes with more shirts in my closet.
One more outfit. A few years back I bought this skirt in white. It was on clearance at Anthropologie for $5. I knew one day I would love to change the color. This orange is perfect for fall and matched with this fab teal sweater...I can hit the church streets this Fall.

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Barb said...

Ohhhhhh love what you have done, truly transformed them.

Karlie said...

What a good idea! Really cute

Ella said...

I have seen you in that skirt before tooo!!!Way cute!

PDOTTreats said...

I like what you have done. Very nice. Maybe the thread is polyester instead of cotton and is not picking up the dye?

Stacy Henrie said...

Pam - those look fabulous. You look fabulous! Never knew you could do that. I've got a white skirt I'd love to turn a different color too.

MOM said...

Just happened to follow a link to your blog and saw this post...the reason the thread doesn't show any color is probably because it's polyester, which does not hold dye very well, while the fabric is cotton, which does. B. Gibson...solving riddles just for fun :>))

Pamela said...

MOM and PDOTTreats ~ you couldn't be more right! As soon as you said polyester I remember it doesn't take to dye as well as cotton. Thanks for reminding me!!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute idea! I must try this!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Visiting from Tip Junkie!

Melissa | I Still Love You said...


I LOVE your transformations! The colors you used are impeccable! We need to get together again for another crafty night. FOR SERIOUS.

Jacinta said...

They have turned out so well! I love transforming clothes with dye to give them a new lease on life. I'd say the stitching didn't dye because it wasn't cotton or natural fibre. I've had that happen with a dress I overdyed - the fabric was cotton but the thread was polyester. Still looks cool though

Unknown said...

Oooh. Great idea to freshen up old clothes. LOVE the ombre effect.

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Great idea! It's like a whole new outfit :)

I am hosting a new linky party all about diy fashion...this would be the perfect project to link up to DIY Diva Thursdays! I would love to have you :)


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