As the weather starts to warm here in Michigan, it’s time to start working on some new summer clothes!
I thrifted this sleeveless shirt because I liked the pattern and it was a nice soft cotton material! However, the white was just too plain.
I used Rit Dye’s Wine box powder dye.
1st: Dissolve the powder dye in 1 cup of HOT water. Fill a washer machine with HOT water (enough so the fabric can flow freely).
2nd: Add 1 cup salt (for cotton fabric), 1 Tablespoon detergent and the dissolved dye to the washer.
3rd: Rinse the fabric in HOT water and add that to the washer. Use an extended cycle.
4th: Once the washer is done filling, be sure to set the water temperature to cold (for the rinse cycle).
BE SURE to clean the washer IMMEDIATELY. HOT water and 1 cup bleach.
The dyed shirt left the white buttons, which stood out like a sore thumb. I changed all the buttons to black buttons.
I turned the shirt inside out and placed it onto my dress form and pinned the sides in to make it more fitted.
Once more added detail…
I took these leather pockets off of this jumper. I used the material to sew onto the shoulders.