What’s better for summer than a comfy, breezy, little black dress?
One you’ve made yourself. 🙂
Before this little DIY, I loved this black maxi dress. It was great for airports, farmer’s markets… basically anywhere I wanted to go and look presentable and still be ridiculously comfortable. It’s the perfect length and has a low back with some sexy cross-straps. Now, after I took a bleach pen to it, I love it even more.
To make this project, just grab a little black dress that isn’t bringing you joy anymore, a bleach pen and a piece of cardboard. Simple right?
Stick the cardboard inside your dress so the bleach doesn’t leak through and start drawing. Get creative here and draw whatever you want. I looked up some tribal print ideas and drew an abstract feather to get me started and just built on that until I ran out of space… and bleach.
When you’re all done, let it sit for about 10-15 minutes until the bleach starts to change your fabric. Depending of what your dress is made out of, this could take 5 minutes or 15. Just keep an eye on it to see how the bleach is processing.
Once your bleach has processed and dyed your design, it’s time to rinse your fabric. Run it under the sink with some cool water before washing it in cold water. You can use regular detergent… but be sure you don’t include anything else in the load. You wouldn’t want to risk getting bleach on anything else.
After your dress is dried, it’s ready to wear! Slip it on and enjoy the rest of your day. Besides washing and drying time, this DIY should be a quick and easy, twenty minute project. I’ll be wearing my dress this weekend with some fringe booties, some statement jewelry, sunglasses and a top knot. Maybe I’ll pair it with my DIY Leather Fringe Clutch?
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I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments below.
Until next time,