Hippie Chic

We have a fancy dress/costume party coming up and the theme is “Hippy/Hippie” (I think it’s spelled IE but the host thinks Y so whatever)

Of course the obvious place to start was TIE DYE! (Yay!) 

We grabbed a $6 fabric dye kit which contained 3 different colours in easy to pour bottles and went to town. 

I wet each item first (not sure if I was meant to but it worked) and experimented with different techniques suggested in the “how to” pamphlet that came with it. 


8 hours of “setting” later, I washed and dried them…. Here are the results 


My costume consists of a long floaty dip-dyed skirt in a grey-navy tone so I made a less vibrant vest-top to wear with it BUT I may wear the pink and blue vest-top instead depending on how I feel on the day. Here is the less vibrant one…   

All in all im happy with the results, it was a fun activity and good excuse to get messy with my little man ๐Ÿ™‚ 

(He wasn’t happy because I had just asked him to help me weed the garden ha ha!)

Here is the link for the dyes I used http://tiedyeyoursummer.com/get-inspired.html

And this is the “pin” on Pinterest which helped with my ombre vest-top http://www.mybeautifulmessblog.com/2012/10/10/successful-ombre-dyeing/

Apologies if this post doesn’t work well, I’m writing it from my phone *eeeek* I’ll post pics once the costumes are complete ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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9 thoughts on “Hippie Chic

  1. Clever! Love the ombrรฉ styled tank top!

  2. That took me back to a time and place that I would rather forget. As you can imagine, I was never a tie-die person, and certainly not a Hippie.
    That said, you did it very well, and certainly as good as any that were sold back then.
    But I KNEW that you would!
    As ever, Pete. XX

    • Ha ha thanks for the vote of confidence Pete ๐Ÿ™‚ from the films/photos/stories im happy I didn’t go through that era. I don’t like tie dye (or round metal framed sunglasses) and as for the flower power… Well… Hayfever lol ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  3. It’s definitely Hippie unless you have wide hips then it’s hippy ๐Ÿ˜‰ You win.

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