DYLON Dyes has worked with stylist, fashion entrepreneur and thrifter Kavita Donkersley, to create its first ever ‘Re-Dye Don’t Re-Buy’ capsule collection with a difference. In this project Kavita will show you how to create an upcycled party dress.
Smock style dress with buttons
Open the Intense Black DYLON Machine Dye Pod and pop the unwrapped pod directly on top of the garment. Set the machine to a full cotton 40° C cycle. Once this is complete, leave the item in the machine and run another cycle with detergent.
The dye is suitable for garments made of cotton, linen and viscose. Mixes with synthetics will dye to lighter shades and pure synthetics will not dye.
Once the dress has been dyed and removed from the machine, run an empty cycle using detergent to clean your machine. Remove the empty pod from the machine.
Once the dress is ready, leave it to dry away from direct sunlight.
Always read Dylon Machine Dyes Pod’s pack for instructions and fabric requirements before use.
Add the gold buttons down the front using a needle and clear thread. To make the gold buttons stay upright and tight, pull on the thread as you sew.