Dylon

Party Wear

Check the full range of blue shades available to create this look.

 

 

SMOCK-STYLE DRESS WITH BUTTONS 

Materials needed:

  • Old smock-style dress in any colour  
  • DYLON Machine Dye Pod in Intense Black or any colour of your choice
  • Needle
  • Clear thread
  • Scissors 
  • A selection of large buttons of your choice - we used vintage style gold buttons 

Instructions:

1. Turn the damp, clean dress inside out and place it in the washing machine.

2. Open the Intense Black DYLON Machine Dye Pod and pop the unwrapped pod directly on top of the garment. Set the machine to a full 40° C cycle. Once this is complete, leave the item in the machine and  run another cycle with detergent. The dye is suitable for garments made of cotton, linen and viscose. Mixes with synthetics will dye to lighter shades and pure synthetics will not dye.

3. Once the dress has been dyed and removed from the machine, run an empty cycle using detergent to clean your machine.      

4. Once the dress is ready, leave it to dry away
from direct sunlight.

Always read Dylon Machine Dyes Pod’s pack for instructions and fabric requirements before use.

5. Add the gold buttons down the front using a needle and clear thread. To make the gold buttons stay upright and tight, pull on the thread as you sew.

COLLARED T-SHIRT

Materials needed:

  • Old t-shirt of any colour. We used a plain white t-shirt. Ensure the t-shirt doesn’t have a super high or tight neckline.
  • DYLON Machine Dye Pod in Vintage Blue or any colour of your choice
  • Needle
  • Clear Thread
  • White collar 
  • Scissors 
  • Optional: Fabric glue 

Instructions:

1. Turn the damp, clean t-shirt inside out and place it in the washing machine.

2. Open the Vintage Blue DYLON Machine Dye Pod and pop the unwrapped pod directly on top of the garment. Set the machine to a full 40° C cycle. Once this is complete, leave the item in the machine and  run another cycle with detergent.

3. Once the t-shirt has been dyed and removed from the machine, run an empty cycle using detergent to clean your machine.

4. Once the t-shirt is ready, leave it to dry away from direct sunlight.

Always read Dylon Machine Dyes Pod’s pack for instructions and fabric requirements before use.

5. Place the white collar around the neckline of the t-shirt and start attaching it to it using a needle and clear thread so that it’s hidden. Alternatively, you can use fabric glue for this process. 

6. If you have two separate collar pieces, which is often the case for lace or peter pan collars, make sure that the two collar pieces are mirror images of each other when you sew them on.

HEADBAND

Materials needed:

  • Plain headband in a colour of your choice
  • Small star appliques 
  • Clear thread
  • Needle 
  • Scissors 

Instructions:

  1. Thread the needle by holding the sharp side down and pulling the clear thread through the eye.
  2. Hold the star applique where you want it to be placed and start sewing them onto the velvet headband in a scattered and informal way.