I love to dye. We all know this! But, today's piece is getting dyed in a way that I've never tried before! (Cue the super excited feels rn.)
I had an ivory silk top that was going to be perfect for today's DIY.
I love the fluttery neck, but this color isn't the best with my skintone.
I couldn't wait to give this top a makeover!
I said this top was getting dyed in a brand new way I've never tried before...I'm ICE DYEING, using powder dye!
I picked my colors and then set up my dye station. Because I've never done this before, I wanted to make sure I wasn't going to stain everything. (**not an overstatement - I'm totally clumsy!)
I lined an old pan with a garbage bag to catch all the water and added a pantry shelf I snagged at the Container Store (Amazon has a bunch of options too!) to keep the top out of the pool of water that'll form after it melts. ❄️
I love the DIY setup! I took the top and wet it completely - this is just typical fare for dyeing. Always saturate your piece with water to make the dye work evenly!
Next came the ice!
I drizzled the powder dye all over the ice next and just waited for the cubes to melt!
Eeeeeeee! It's so close!
(It actually took longer to melt than I had planned, which might have worked out for the best in regard to color saturation.)
How cool did this turn out??
I'm obsessed with ice dyeing and can't wait to test it out again!
The outfit was perfect for low-key dinner when paired with my favorite grey sweater coat and my thrifted Halston boots! I also paired it with this ivory vintage clutch that's currently in the NDAD shop!
The ivory helped make the fall colors pop!
For my first go at ice dyeing, it was a total success! I love the pattern ❤️.