DIY | Ombré Dip Dyed Denim Shorts!
I can’t take the credit for this one, I didnt take these pictures nor did I write the instructions, but I love you so I had to share the D.I.Y wealth!
– a pair of denim shorts
– a measuring cup
– a bucket (or a sink)
– a bottle of liquid dye of your chosen colour
Start by rinsing your shorts with water. A bottle of RIT liquid dye amounts to 1 cup; you’ll dye your shorts with the lightest shade first and darkest shade last. Pour 1/3 of the cup of dye into 2 gallons of hot water and mix. When dyeing dark denim, you will want to use less water for a darker dye. Dip your wet shorts about halfway into the dye and let sit for approximately 10 minutes.
Ring out the excess dye and add another 1/3 cup of dye to your bucket. Dip your shorts about 1/3 of the way down and hold for 5 minutes, creating your 2nd tier of darker pink. Repeat the step one more time by adding the final 1/3 cup of dye to your batch and only dipping the tip of your shorts in the darkest shade of pink dye for another 5 minutes. Rinse until the water runs clear.