July 11, 2012

DIY: Ombre Maxi




I was obsessed with this dress from Planet Blue for a while, except I really can't justify spending that much money on a dress. So I made my own version out of my existing BB Dakota dress. Reuse, re-love while saving money- great idea in general!

Here are the steps:

1. Buy fabric dye from the store and get a big pot with water. Split the dye into 3 containers. You will be dumping each container into the pot separately.

2. Dump the first container of dye into the pot, place the dress into the water evenly. Wait 15 minutes, pull up the dress to desired length and dump the second container of dye into the pot, repeat process again and for the 3rd container of dye.

After the dying job is done, rinse with cold water and let it dry... And you have yourself an DIY ombre dress for $5!
{Photos by Travis and me; wearing ASOS cuffs, DIY Ombre BB Dakota dress, heels from Tokyo (thanks dad!)}

62 comments:

  1. Amazing job Julie! The dress looks lovely & I adore the colour you chose.
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  2. I read so much about DIY ombre these days, that I absolutely want to try it out as soon as I am home again! I fell in love with an expensive dip dye blazer from Topshop but I guess I'll just buy one in a light color and dye it myself! Thanks for the advice, love how your color turned out!

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  3. Thankyou for the tutorial! The dress is so cool. :D You should probably also mention that the dress should be cotton, because polyester doesn't dye as evenly. ^^

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  4. amazing job!!! i love the transition from purple to pink. i'm gonna have to try this myself! hope i don't mess up.

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  5. Freaking love this! You are a kick-ass DIYer :D

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  6. oh my, it doesn't look like a DIY at all! cool!

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  7. Amazing! You look gorgeous.
    xxx

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  8. I love the dress so much Pop Champagne!

    Love,
    Ericka from The Philippines
    http://behappyblue.blogspot.com

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  9. oh wow LOVE THE COLOR
    I want to try this<3

    www.honeyfullife.com

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  10. Can you make me one!!?? You did an AMAZING job! i love this so much.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  11. Stunning!!! I love the colour! I would be so nervous to dye my own clothes, then again I'm kinda useless at most DIY projects like that. Great work girlie!

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  12. Great dress...I 'll try it for sure...I love the photos...
    xo...xo...l.

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  13. Love this look!! (Found you on Facebook :D After so long? Bahahaha)

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  14. So awesome, the maxi looks great!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. That's just way too cool! I've already bought the bottle bleach I wanted to try with my jean shorts after seeing your post! I need to do this with tanks! :)

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  16. girl you are so talented! the maxi looks amazing!

    www.beckspick.com

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  17. This is so genius!! And it seems pretty simple, too, which makes it perfect for me! Thanks for the DIY <3

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  18. Wow, it came out brilliantly - I love it!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  19. It came out so nicely! Love how you keep on reusing different pieces of clothing! ^^

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  20. Julie, you did an amazing job! Your dress is gorgeous!

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  21. Genius! I have to try this!!!

    Burgundywhispers.com

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  22. Unbelievable!!!!....What a cool thing you have done:)

    smile baby smile:)

    www.edgymix.com

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  23. Amazing job! It looks really great!
    xx

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  24. you are just too amazing. I love visiting your site and scoping through all your DIY tutorials. So useful.. THANK YOU!

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  25. This is so beautifully done, Julie! I love the purple ombre (I'm biased since it's my favourite colour) and the effect on a maxi dress works really well since there's so much length to work with. I'm definitely going to need to try this! Thanks for sharing!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  26. That's a very pretty purple! And I like how you made it an actual gradient rather than it having a sudden change between white and purple, a true pro you are B)

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  27. Wow cool!
    thanks for sharing. It is really amazing!

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  28. I just love your DIYs. Save me so much money. Haha, the dress turned out beautiful!

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  29. Perfect dress and great idea, xoxo

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  30. Wow.. I love what you did to it! Oh and YAY! I'm glad I'm not the only one that prefers tanks over tshirts. They're just MUCH MORE comfortable. Have a lovely Wednesday Julie!

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  31. What's a great DIY. Now your dress looks perfect.

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  32. it looks fabulous..love the colour you used!

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  33. Very pretty--and you look nice perched up there.

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  34. wow awesome diy!! i'm sure you love the dress that much more!

    xx Nieszka
    memoriesoftimespast.blogspot.com

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  35. Great tip! Love how it looks!
    xoxo

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  36. I'm not sure I'm crafty enough for this- but yours is soooo beautiful!

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  37. You are kind of my hero for being crafty enough to figure out how to create this yourself. It turned out very well.

    *Erin

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  38. THAT'S AMAZING
    THANKS FOR THE FASHION TIP
    no, seriously!

    - hellomissa.blogspot.com

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  39. Cool that does look easy, like something I could actually do!

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  40. We actually did that on a shirt during one of our projects.and our prof loved it! ^_~

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  41. your dress looks very petty - I'm going to try it too ;)

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  42. i would love to try this! but i have a feeling that i won't do it as neat as u!

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  43. this is AMAZING!!!! & thank you for the lovely comment on my blog

    xVisa
    http://1finedai.blogspot.com/

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  44. That is gorgeous and a fantastic idea! I love it, Julie. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am now following you. I hope you'll be back :)

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  45. Yet another great idea! It turned out so nicely too! Did you pick 3 colors that got progressively darker? I can't see the difference between the first 2 colors from the pictures!

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  46. WOW!!! Such a good idea!!! I'll try with some of my dress! :D Seems easy. Nice blog!!!

    www.whereverthesunsetis.blogspot.com

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  47. Fantastic Job on the dress, although I'm not surprised, knowing your DIY superstar skills. It looks beautiful!

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