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Paint it Black Kids
The Rad Vintager has new listings, and it’s for babies!!
It’s all vintage, and it’s all hand dyed black with an embroidery trend focus and all one of a kind. This took the right fabric (hint, hint: all natural) and about five failures before it was right. Disclosures: All self-depricating failures admitted in this blog please enjoy.
Hands were dyed black as well in this process, no matter how many gloves I wore or tongs I used, I’m a hands on person, so in the end of the process consider the look of your nicely dyed hands a marker of DIY accomplishment if you decide to do this :)
1. Thrift it: Go to your local thrift store and score some super cute vintage baby clothes, this is left up to your decided taste of what is cute mind you. usually each piece is about 25 cents. So this method of madness makes sense fiscally and creatively. I can’t knit, so this is all the creativity I had to offer my children, where I could say: “oh look what I made you when you were a baby, I’m the best mom ever.”
2. Buy : fabric dye is usually located at your nearest fabric store. Rite Dye happens to be the most popular and it comes in powder and liquid. Buy the powder!! Sorry but the liquid is a dollar more and just doesn’t do the job nearly as well. Buy huge amounts of salt.
3. Now get to it: Boil water, put two cups of salt in the water (this seems like a lot but it makes the worlds difference) Keep in mind your filling the pot with about 6 cups of water. Now put in about two items at a time, you will see the dye take within a couple minutes but in reality let it simmer for about 15 minutes. hang dry. wash cold. and then dry in the dryer. This was the process that gave me the results I wanted. Some people recommend dying it twice for darker results.
If you want one of a kind hand dyed vintage baby clothes without the dyed hands of accomplishment and the hours of DIY, then stop by the shoppe shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/RadVintager
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