These two haven’t had any new clothes for ages, and now it’s time to change that. I recently started to experiment with dip dyeing fabric or finished clothes. It’s basically done like the name suggests, the fabric is just partially dyed by dipping it into the dye bath in a wet state.
I started with a lighter tone, and the green shirt also received some batik effect circles. After the light green had been fixed I hung the wet shirt on a doll clothes hanger and dipped the hem and sleeves in a darker dye bath.
Finn’s lilac shirt was dyed the other way round, a formerly white shirt received a dark hem dye and I just dipped the whole shirt for a couple of seconds after the hems were already dark violet.
It works with wigs as well, even though the dye I used for the fabric does not work for natural fibers. What I used for the wig is food dye for Easter eggs. Food dye is acid dye and can be used like ‘proper’ acid dye – it has to be fixed with acid, white vinegar in this case. I just wanted to test if it works, the colors are not as vibrant as with acid dye for wool, but I like the effect.