I want to post about the Provo Fashion Week shows SO BAD but I don’t have any pictures to include yet. They are coming soon and so is the post. Promise!
In other news, we had a tragic incident a few weeks ago. While doing laundry I decided not to check Lucas’ pants pockets because I know he hates carrying things in his pockets and figured there wouldn’t be anything to take out. Thanks to this decision, I washed a tube of chap stick along with our dark colored clothes and consequently ruined 5 or 6 wardrobe items. It was a sad moment.
Instead of throwing the ruined clothes away we decided to bleach tie dye them. After all, what do we have to lose? Our friend Josh came over and we had a bleaching party!
Pinterest helped us understand our tie dye pattern options and we went from there. I scrunched my dress into a straight line and rubber banded it in various spots, Josh pleated his shirt diagonally into a straight line then evenly banded it and Lucas had two shirts, one where he banded random little chucks of the entire shirt and the other he scrunched into a line like my dress. We bought a small bag of rubber bands (100 pieces!) for only 89 cents and the bleach was $1.98, both at the grocery store.
After the rubber bands are securely placed where you want them, soak the whole item in a sink or large bowl with a solution that is roughly 40% water 60% bleach. The stronger the bleach concentration is, the more distinct your pattern will be. This also goes for time: the longer you leave your shirt/whatever in the solution the more distinct your pattern will be. I didn’t want a super distinct pattern on my dress so I only kept it in the solution for about 5 minutes. Leave your piece in the solution for 5 to 10 minutes (your choice) then rinse it, still with the rubber bands in place.
Remove the rubber bands and rinse it again. Then wash and dry it for your finished product!
This all happened Friday night and I had planned to do laundry the next day so we let our clothes hang dry over night outside and I washed/dried them in the morning.
I wore my dress to church today. It looks better in person than it does in this crappy phone picture : )