Hello my loves, today I will show you how I made this cute spring and summer dress. It features an elastic waist hence elastic waist dress it is also called Blouson Dress. It it very easy to make I love the shape of this dress it is very flattering not to mention the fabric is so soft and comfy.
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Todays project doesn't required any sewing, that's right no sewing! First of all, this dress that I will be updating use to be a sleeveless dress. I updated it last year to give it a new look by trimming a few inches of fabric off on the hemline then sewed it on the shoulders to give it a ruffle sleeves that is on trend right now. I wore it all summer last year, the fabric is so light and was perfect for hot summer days.
After wearing it almost every week last summer you can easily tell that is wasn't as bright white anymore, after bleaching it a few times it made the fabric became more thinner than it was before. So I had idea of dyeing it to give it a fresh look, for the second time!
So I went ahead and bought my very first fabric dye in color royal blue. I made sure I got the right fabric dye for my dress which was a cotton material. I basically just followed the instructions on the packaging but not to the T since I kind of estimate it. I did not want to dye it in a dark blue color so I just used half of the fabric dye which is 4 oz.
Keep in mind if you have any discoloration on the fabric it will absorb the color differently. So be sure to remove the stain as much as possible before dyeing to prevent it from happening. Also the lighter the fabric the more easier it is to absorb the color. I tested a white t-shirt that has a discoloration around the neckline and it looks weird. Watch the full tutorial here.
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