Spoiler alert: It took a few tries.
Hi! I’m Hannah, and I am not an influencer!
HOWEVER, I do follow some ~influencers~, and I’ve noticed a LOT of them have really cute tie-dye sweatsuits.
Since I am not rich, I decided to try and make my own! Here’s what I started with:
I watched a bunch of YouTube videos before I started, and it seemed like everyone was doing something called the scrunch or crinkle technique.
Most videos had you then secure the pattern with rubber bands, but I actually found that a lot of the crinkles came out when I did this. It was also difficult with the sleeves to incorporate it all into one ball.
I also left some sections unbunched so I could just bunch it with my hands and spray the dye on, thus giving me more control. Then I got started!
Afterward, I undid the elastics and looked at the pattern, then rebunched and continued to dye until almost all of it was covered.
I left it to dry in the sun, then washed it and…voila!! It came out horrible!
I was pretty discouraged, but I still had a bunch of extra dye, so I decided to try again! I ordered another sweatshirt and some shorts and got to work, keeping what I’d learned in mind!
Using my failed garments as a mat, I scrunched up my sweatshirt and shorts the best I could and secured them.
Using the diluted pink, I sprayed all around the bunches, then unbunched them to see the pattern.
Since the sweatshirt wasn’t as saturated, I bunched up a few small sections on the sweatshirt and sprayed them, then wrapped both the sweatshirt and shorts up in plastic wrap!*
I waited about eight hours, then threw them in the wash. Here’s how they came out after they dried!
Want to try it for yourself? Show me in the comments how it went!