Keeping it Simple: Yellow Dyed Skirt

Friday, April 19, 2013

Yellow Dyed Skirt

I love color.  And I love bright colors.  When I get dressed up, I love to wear color!  I have been wanting a yellow skirt for awhile now, but haven’t found any great fabric.  So I decided to take an old knit bed sheet and turn it into a yellow skirt. 
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This is how I made it:
I cut two rectangles out.  I measured my waist, added a couple inches and then I measured the length that I wanted the skirt.  Then I cut two pieces there would go in the middle. 
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I cut 4 strips that were 3 inches wide for the ruffles.  I sewed them and gathered them to make them ruffles. 
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I put the ruffles onto the first piece that will go onto the front and then sewed it on. 
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I did that to both pieces and then I pinned and sewed them onto the front rectangle. 
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I then placed the back rectangle onto it and sided up the sides. 
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I took the ruffles and then sewed them onto the bottom of the skirt. 
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Then I added some elastic. 
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Using some Rit Dye, I heated some water and added the dye and some salt. 
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I cooked the fabric in there for 30 minutes, then rinsed it with warm water and ran it through the washer. 
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And here it is yellow.  If it comes out like this, just dye it again. 
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And now I have a fun (and comfy) yellow skirt!!a
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I would love it if you followed along.