MAKE THESE TWO TONE OMBRE TULLE SKIRTS!
This month we were so excited to have our DIY featured in Rock n Roll Bride Magazine, if you haven’t got yourself a copy of this magazine then we recommend you hurry up and get your mitts on one! It truly is one epic mag packed full of wedding awesome!! If you missed your tutorial for these ombre tulle skirts then fret not lovelies because we’re going to be sharing it with you today…
Tulle skirts are one of our favourite, most feminine items of clothing to wear. We absolutely adore how cute they look with all those layers of tulle falling pretty! This tutorial would be awesome for any event but deep deep down in our DIY hearts we’d love to see a bride rocking one of these two tone ombre skirts on their wedding day!
You will need:
A white tulle skirt // Fabric dye (we used dylon) in the colours you chose // Dye salt // A bucket // Warm water //
Following your dye instructions prepare your dye, salt and warm water as instructed.
Next, submerge the bottom half of your tulle skirt into the dye and make sure all of the layers of tulle are dipped in. Our dye instructions said to leave it for 15 minutes then give the water and fabric a stir then leave it for a further 45 minutes so that’s what we did! We then pulled the skirt out and left it to dry until the fabric was damp but not fully dry.
Next, you need to do exactly the same thing with your other chosen colour but placing the other half of the skirt in the dye. Once you’ve completed your dye time carefully pull the skirt out (making sure no dye drips down onto the other colour) and hang it up to fully dry.
Note: You may want to run your skirt through a cold wash once it’s dry depending on your dye instructions.
Then that’s it! You’re done! Pop on your pretty tulle skirt and wear it with pride! Don’t forget to hashtag #bespokebrideDIY on Instagram so we can see your new epic creation too! Happy dip dying babes xx
Gorgeous! Do you have a source for the white tulle skirts? I have no idea where to find one.
Hi Amy! We got ours from Ebay! Etsy do some fab ones too!
Awesome! Thank you!
Love this!! Where did you buy the skirt from? Xx
We are so glad you like them! They are from Ebay.
How do you submerge half of the skirt, and stop the other half going I’m the bucket, without standing hunched over a bucket for 2 hours? How do you stir a partially submerged skirt without it going everywhere? Do you dry it flat, or hang it up? Wring fabric first when taking it out of the bucket? How do you stop it dripping/running?
Sorry haha these look amazing
Thank you for your questions!
1. Use pegs to hold your skirt in place in the bucket.
2. When we say stir it was more of a swish around to make sure the skirts was being evenly covered with the dye.
3. When ringing the fabric you will need to be very careful. Whilst one half was dyeing the in the bucket the other half was on the outside drying, which meant when it come to hanging up, we could just hang the skirt upside down so the upper part of the skirt just dripped on the ground, rather than down on to the colour of the lower half.
I really hope that helps. It’s quite a difficult one but the main thing is to just take your time.
Hi , love the skirts! But could you tell me which colour Dylon you used? And also when I dyed a tulle skirt before the colour wouldn’t stick and washed out? 🙁 x
The trick is to make sure the material is 100% Nylon tulle or any other finishes that could prevent the dye from being absorbed. Unfortunately I can’t totally remember the names of dyes we used but I would suggest getting quite strong colours as it still took quite a while for these to take. As we were going for a pastel effect it didn’t really matter, we just didn’t leave the materials to soak for too long, but if you looking for a bolder colour it will need to be left for some time. Just keep your eye on the process and you should be golden!
Those blue shoes are gorgeous!!
Hi, I love this tutorial. I have a black tulle skirt with a nude slip built in. I’d love to dye it but don’t know if it’s possible to get the black out first. I’d also love to dip dye my wedding dress just hanging in the closet but it’s 100% polyester and chiffon so I’m not sure if that’d work either. If you have any tips you’d be willing to share I would truly appreciate it.
I really think you will have a tough time dying a black skirt. It is possible to remove dyes with methods such as bleaching, but the results can really vary and as you mentioned it was a tulle skirt I think you might end up making the fabric really brittle? I also think you will have tough time dying polyester as the fabric is basically resistant to dye? There are methods you can try – do a quick google search and a few mention using boiling water but to be honest I think I would steer clear of dying these items altogether.
Sorry I can’t be of much more help?
Good luck xxx
I am looking to “dip” dye my wedding dress, (Allure Bridal 2761) and I wont really be able to manage to dip it in any sort of controlled manner. Do you think that using a spray bottle with dye in it would work?
I wouldn’t advise using a spray bottle just because you could end up with splashes of dye all over the dress? Is there anyway you could hang the dress on a washing line with a large bucket underneath it?
Maybe. It’s just so damned fluffy! lol I will have to do some experimenting. 🙂
These are gorgeous!
I’m looking to Dip dye my wedding dress but i want to make a sunset effect so yellow – orange and red at the bottom.
How would i achieve that? Do i do the yellow and let it dry (or maybe leave it damp?) and then dip in orange and let it dry and then red? dipping less of the dress each time? Or would that muddy the colour? Any advice you cold give me would be useful. I haven’t made the dress yet so can be flexible with materials too….
We can only recommend what we did for these particular skirts and really wouldn’t want to recommend what would be best for dip dying a wedding dress, we are by no means experts in this field. So maybe it would best to try and speak to someone who deals with wedding dresses often or even someone who works with fabric? Sorry we couldn’t be of more help! The dress sounds like it’s going to be amazing though! x
Hi Ellie, did you end up being able to do this? I am looking to do the same thing in blue, so if you were able to do it, I would love to know how!