Festival season is upon us, and I’m ready. I’ve already got BUKU and Hangout Festival under my belt and summer hasn’t even officially begun. My next festival was supposed to be Bonnaroo, but due to a series of unfortunate events last week, my ‘roo companion can’t go. So I’m not going.
I’m bummed, but I have Lollapalooza to look forward to and outfits to plan.
Yes, outfits. Obviously, I’m there for the music but so much of the festival experience is about the fusion of street style and couture. More and more fashion brands invest in festivals. Most designers now roll out a festival collection in addition to their summer line. And reporters are sent to festivals not to cover music but to capture the fashion. I love it.
Earlier this year I started pinning tie dye shirts and rompers to my Bonnaroo Pinterest board and fellow Made + Remade blogger Kelly Smith Trimble totally called me out! “Please don’t buy a tie dye shirt. Please let me teach you to make one.”
And so the first (maybe annual?) Made + Remade tie dye party began. I’m obsessed with this tie-dyed Free People top that retails for $128, so we set out to recreate the navy effect for much less. The result is almost identical to their dye design.
We also dyed a couple more shirts I brought, and I love how they turned out. I can’t believe how easy this is. And so cheap! On a scale of one to five, one being totally doable and five being not-so-much, I give this project a one — as long as you have the supplies to ensure you don’t make a total mess. Check out our steps below to tie dye your own shirt!
- Time: 30 minutes plus drying time
- Cost: $12
- Materials: 7