Newborns live in onesies but I have been looking for different solid colored onesies but can’t find any. Lucca goes through so many outfits a day. I don’t like alot of the boys clothing out there so I figured let me dye my own. I went to BuyBuyBaby and bought a bunch of onesies in all different sizes. I then washed them all so that way it would remove any starch and shrink the fabric down to the true sizing.
While I was at it I wanted to dye an Aden + Anais swaddled blanket. I had a couple white ones on hand. Buy you can purchase and cotton white blanket since the Aden + Anais are a little pricey and you may not want to try your first dying experience on one of those. I attempted to do an Ombré effect on mine. Ombré is a French word meaning “to shade” and is often used to describe a dip-dye effect given to fabric in which the shades of color graduate from light to dark.
• Make sure the dye is mixed well with the water
• Use a large bowl
• Make sure the water is hot. I bought Navy Blue dye and I waited too long to dip my fabric into the dye. This resulted in having purple onesies instead of Navy Blue
• Make sure your fabric is thoroughly wet and saturated with normal water before dunking it in the dye bath.
• Only rinse and wash fabric with fabrics of the same color for the first few cycles. After a few washings you should be able to wash the dyed items with other clothing as well.