From ombre dresses, to dip-dyed hair and nails, now there’s even a trend of wearing ombre shades on your lips! How can you not love ombre? If you’re still undecided, here are some photos that might win you over.
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Ombre to me, feels very feminine, and there’s something about the colours fading out or in with each other that is very soothing.
I’m hopping onto the DIY ombre trend! This post is about how I DIY-ed my plain white/cream shorts into OMBRE~~ Alright, this is a pair of shorts that I stopped wearing because I found it too translucent! You know what I mean la. I thought that was the end of it, but I couldn’t bear to throw it away as it’s a perfectly normal pair of shorts! So for a period of time, it was just sitting in my wardrobe.
And now it’s the star of this post!
Here are the materials I used:
– Basin of warm water ( enough to dunk your piece of clothing in, bear in mind that your clothing will soak the water up )
– Fabric Dye ( separated into 3 portions to facilitate the OMBRE, lightest shade = 1 portion, darker shade = 2 portions, darkest shade = 3 portions etc )
– table SALT ( to fasten the colour onto the fabric )
This is the fabric dye that I used, from a brand called Dylon. It’s commonly available at Home-Fix, Spotlight, ArtFriend and DIY craft stores.
1) Prepare your desired coloured dye with warm water Don’t put too much at the beginning! You can add the powder bit by bit to intensify the colour, but you can’t undo the colour. Add in about 1 – 2 table spoons of salt. Mix and Stir. Watch your colour form :)
2) Wet your piece of clothing and squeeze excess water off, so that the dye can ‘attack’ the fabric better, compared to if it was dry.
3) Starting with the lightest shade (1 portion of dye), dip your clothing to the part where you would like the colour to stop. Leave clothing in the dye for about 30 seconds. General rule of thumb is, the darker you want the shade to be, leave it in the dye longer.
3.1) Then slowly, adding more portions of dye to create darker shades, dip the clothing, going shallower with darker shades so you create a gradient. And this is what you’ll get! :D So pretty alr. You can stop here if you’re happy.
But I wasn’t satisfied with just one colour! I wanted PURPLE too. Hehe
4) Prepare purple fabric dye like above. ( Read Step 1 )
This is what it looks like immediately after adding the powder in, but haven’t stir yet. Pretty cool, like an abstract art.
5) Dip the shorts, this time turning it upside down to get the other side dyed.
After several dips, the purple is really coming on!
Finally when you’ve achieved your desired ombre colours, leave it to dry naturally!
Check out how it turned out!!! I’M SO IN LOVE WITH IT.
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I’m so glad my forsaken shorts has been given a new lease of life. Now I don’t have to worry about it being too translucent anymore! It’s really easy to dye your clothes, although you must be prepared that if anything goes terribly wrong, down the trash it goes… It’s also very time-consuming, but on subsequent tries, I think I’ll get faster at it. But so far, the outcome is not bad on a first attempt, so I’m very satisfied! :D
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