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Babies are to DYE for!!!

post #1 of 16
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I don't know if I just got tired of sewing up new clothes or just needed a change of pace (it's hard sewing up girly clothes *and* boyish clothes and knowing some won't be used).... so, I busted out my dharma procion dyes and got to work on the plain white onesies/shirts I'd gotten ages ago (and plan to get more of... just because they're fun!)...

I had a blast and now I'm pretty sure that NOTHING that's white in this house is safe

I'm 33 weeks as of yesterday, so I still have plenty of time left to dye up some more fun and funky clothing for this little baking babe whose gender is unknown to us

First, the group shot: http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ybeano/t-1.jpg

I think this just might be my favorite, but I have a thing for magenta and orange: http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ybeano/t-1.jpg

The blues/greens are so soothing, while the lap tee is so bold! http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ybeano/td6.jpg

I had a great time trying out different folding and tieing techniques on the different pieces of clothing http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ybeano/td5.jpg

and more... http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ybeano/td4.jpg

and MORE! http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ybeano/td3.jpg

And then, these socks are the teeniest, tiniest socks ever and they're soooooooo sweet!! They totally make me swoon!!! http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i2...ybeano/td7.jpg

Now I just need more onesies/shirts/socks/etc and I'll get to work some more... and I plan on making up some more solid colored pants to go with these

Thanks for looking!
post #2 of 16
That's what I'm planning on doing with the plain white lap tees we have! They all look soooo pretty!
post #3 of 16
This is what happens when crunchy moms start nesting! Those are great. I like that idea!
post #4 of 16
Very cute!
post #5 of 16
Very cute stuff!! I have 2 little onesies and one little shirt that is tie dyed. I got them before i found out what the sex of my baby was. I love the tie dye. It is something different and can be worn by both sexes!!!
post #6 of 16
Those look great! I love to tie dye! When Finn was born, I made matching tie-dyed shirts for all 3 kids. I'm getting pretty good at bulls-eyes and swirls now!
post #7 of 16
Dangit, now I'm going to have to bust out the dye again this weekend. I went on a yarn dying kick last weekend and made a huge mess I need to overdye one skein anyway so I guess I'll do this at the same time. I have a bunch of organic onesies left from ds that are dingy at the neck, perfect for dying.
post #8 of 16
So, so cute and funky!
I wanna do some of these. What kind of dye did you use?
post #9 of 16
great! love the colorways!
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by cocoanib View Post
So, so cute and funky!
I wanna do some of these. What kind of dye did you use?
I used procion dyes from http://www.dharmatrading.com .. I actually found an old kit I'd ordered long ago (the Teeny Tiny Tie Dye Kit) even though I have bigger tubs of the dye already... so I used the little kit... I still have plenty of dye left, so I need to use it up!!
post #11 of 16
Very cute!
post #12 of 16
OH I looooove them!! I have a ton of white onesies I plan on embellishing with cute fabric scraps and dye. You inspire me to do some tie dye too!
post #13 of 16
Way DDC but omg...your thread inspired me to take the dive and do the Kool Aid dye I've been eyeballing for a while. I just finished an 8 ounce skein in four different colors and it's so pretty! I can't wait to more for this little girl! SO FUN!
post #14 of 16
They look sooooo cute!!!

Has anyone ever tie dyed cloth diapers? Or would that not work because you have to bleach them from time to time?
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by NewDirections View Post
They look sooooo cute!!!

Has anyone ever tie dyed cloth diapers? Or would that not work because you have to bleach them from time to time?
I've dyed a lot of prefolds... and I've dyed some cotton velour and bamboo velour before sewing them into diapers

But I've never bleached my diapers. In theory, if you use good dyes (from what I hear, the Rit dye doesn't hold up as well), the dye BECOMES part of the fabric, instead of just resting on top and fading over time. So it shouldn't be any different than using fabrics on diapers where the fabric is already dyed.

I've had some prefolds in rotation since dd2 and they've seen a LOT of washes (from diapering days and lately for cleaning up spills) and I dyed them a LONG time ago and they're still as vibrant as ever
post #16 of 16
Gorgeous, mama!!!
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