Monday, June 6, 2011

Makeover Monday - Ombré Swimsuit Cover Up

Yeah, I really hate to iron.

I bought this cover up a few years ago, but never wore it. I don't wear white. Not even for my wedding. So why did I buy it? It needed a makeover.

  • Cover up
  • Fabric dyes - Rit's Purple & Navy Blue
  • Salt
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bowls (or buckets)
  • Water
I mixed up the dyes according to the directions on the package and put the bowls side-by-side. Yes, I was working on my stove.  It was the only place that wouldn't get stained and was already cleared off. I dipped the top of the cover up in the navy blue and the bottom in the purple. I wanted more blue than purple, so I only dipped a few inches into the purple.

I let that sit for a while, and when I was satisfied with the color, I briefly dipped the middle into one color and then the other.

It's not as complicated as I make it sound.

After tons of rinsing and washing and drying, I now have a swimsuit cover up that I might actually wear. I just need to iron it first.

A closer look at the colors.



  1. Oh you clever girl! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Purple was the right choice! Nice job my friend.

  3. Great job. Ombre is so in right now. Thanks so much for linking up at my link party. Hope to see you Tuesday at the next link party.


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