First Time Mom and Losing It: Tie-Dye Toddler T-Shirt Nightgown Tutorial

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tie-Dye Toddler T-Shirt Nightgown Tutorial


Since most of the t-shirt material I use for my daughter's nightgowns are white from my husband's old undershirts I wanted to be creative and add a little color. I saw this easy tie-dye effect on the Martha Stewart show years ago and decided to give it a try.



Materials:
  • T-shirt Nightgown
  • Sharpies in different colors 
  • Eyedropper
  • Alcohol
Directions:
  1. Make the base of the nightgown following these instructions: http://ftmlosingit.blogspot.com/2014/06/easy-toddler-t-shirt-nightgown-tutorial.html up to step 8. 
  2. You can place a piece of cardboard inside nightgown so that the Sharpie doesn't bleed through the back of the nightgown. Draw dots anywhere you want the tie-dye to be. I drew the dots on the neckline and hem. To get a flower like burst I drew a bigger dot in the middle and smaller dots around the big dot. 
  3. Take out cardboard and place something inside nightgown like a baking pan to catch the alcohol. Place alcohol inside dropper and add drops on top of each Sharpie dot and let the tie-dye take affect. 
  4. Allow the nightgown to completely dry. Use a hot iron or clothes dryer to set the design.
  5. Continue the steps on the nightgown to complete it. 

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35 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! Usually tie-dye looks like such a mess, but this adds just enough color and fun without looking like too much.

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  2. Wow what a great idea. Looks like a fun project to do with my kids on a rainy day when we need something to do with our hands. Thank you for the tip!

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  3. I love this idea and will be sharing with my friends with little girls.

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  4. That is very cute.. I know my daughter would to make this and wear it..

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  5. The Tie and Dye design looks really so cool. The design looks classy and would make a nice dress.

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  6. That's a cute design. Thanks for sharing this idea and how to do it! Victoria Ess

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  7. I love that look! After washing the dress, were you able to keep the same results with the tie-dye?

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  8. That turned out really cute! It's hard to believe you are first time mom - so crafty!

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  9. That is absolutely adorable. I bet your little one loved it!

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  10. I never knew you could tye dye so small like this! Very beautiful and not SOOOO flower child.

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  11. So easy and inexpensive to do and cute to boot! I wish I was that artistic. That part never got passed down from my mom LOL Great idea you have there!!

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  12. this is so cute and looks easy!! I am going to try this! Gotta love Martha stewart and her fabulous Ideas!!

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  13. How creative! This is such a fun idea!

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  14. I really loved this tutorial. i love how beautiful the designs turned out.

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  15. What an awesome tutorial and such a cute shirt :)

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  16. What a cute design. It can be easily translated into teen and adult clothing as well. I could see myself doing this to old white t-shirts to spice them up a bit!

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  17. This looks like a great idea, I would love to do this for my granddaughter one day!

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  18. I really like the little detailing. It's simple but stylish. Makes a great shirt to a child to wear.

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  19. The tie-dye pattern really adds a cute touch to the dress! Any toddler would be lucky to have this.

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  20. I love how subtle the tie-dye is. SUper cute and will have to try this.

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  21. I love this idea it is so cute and creative. It also looks very easy to do which is always a good thing.

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  22. I've always wanted to make a nightgown for my daughter. Love the tie dye!

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  23. I love that you could really expand on this idea and learn some harder tie-dyeing techniques. I checked out the tutorial and even someone with zero dyeing experience could do this! Super cute :)

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  24. What a fun idea!! You can do this to any type of clothing :)

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  25. That came out cute. It looks nice and cool too for summer.

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  26. such a cute idea! i am never a crafty girl or may i say i am too lazy doing diy but this looks so fun

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  27. I saw this idea the other week too. Looks really simple, and really effective on the nightgown you've done

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  28. I love this idea and I am so sure your daughter loved this one as well.

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  29. That is such a cute dress. Any little girl would look adorable wearing it! ~ Don Purdum

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  30. So simple and so fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  31. This is awesome!! I have never seen anything like this! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  32. This is a really unique idea. I'd love to do this for some of my kids' clothes. :)

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  33. The clothing material must feel really soft. I can tell it from the picture. Can you post a pic of your daughter wearing that? She must look really cute.

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  34. What a cute idea, I love the tie-dye I think I am going to do that as well. So cute.

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  35. What a great project! This would be adorable for summer!

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