Doodling with Fabric Dye


Due to the lack of cool plus-size blouses at a lot of retail stores, I took matters in my own hands! Dharma Trading has a nice collection of plus-size dyeable blouses that work beautifully with our Tulip One-Step Dyes. Here is the finished look of a blouse I made at the iLoveToCreate studios!

What I love about this idea is that you can use it on all kinds of clothing or even pillowcases, etc. We always think of tie-dye as tieing up the clothing, but why now, just lay it flat and doodle on it.  I went straight from the bottle, but you could put the dye in smaller bottles with finer tips for more precision.



A rayon or cotton blouse (I used rayon)
Tulip One Step 18-Color Tie-Dye Kit

Plastic table cloth
Pre-wash your blouse to remove the sizing. Cover your work surface with a plastic covering.
I drew my design while the top was dry/damp, not wet/damp. There is a difference! If it is too wet, the dye will spread. If it is too dry, the dye will bead up and roll off. If you can get to the “dry damp” feel, the die will go on nicely, like this!
If you think ahead, you can plan out your design. I didn’t. I just went for it.
I had a blast! And because the fabric was semi-dry, none of the color muddied or mixed together.
Once you’re done, hang it and cover it with a plastic bag, maybe a garbage bag or a dry cleaner’s bag. Let it set for six hours.
Rinse in the sink, then wash in cold water, hang dry.
Love & light,

2 Responses

  1. Kathy your blouse is gorgeous ! I just love it ! I will have to try that !
    Warm Regards,

  2. Hi, Thank you so much for sharing what you do. I love the blouse. Would you be willing to tell me where you god it. I love the blouse even without the dye. I would love to get it and try my hand at doodling on it.

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