Monday, July 2, 2012

New Tutorial!!! Ombre Dyed Maxi


YAY for a new tutorial!!! I saw a skirt on pinterest that was so cute I new immediately 
there was tut-a-brewing in my head, LOL!  I put together this simple tutorial for the "Ombre Dyed Maxi" but first you will need to download my video tutorial on making a step by step maxi skirt that even newbies can make! 


***READ*** you can use any maxi you already own to do this BUT I suggest you make your maxi using THIS tutorial and not an elastic waist maxi because there wis too much fabric to gather without bulk. Also, use the fabric links below to buy the correct fabric. ALL FABRICS dye differently and some don't dye well at all so please make sure to use the suggested fabrics below for best results.

Fabric Choice: 100% Rayon Challis HERE/ you can also use any natural fiber, like a nice cotton and or a  Jersey knit fabric HERE




Get The Look....

Gap White Tank HERE / DIY Maxi / Neon Belt (similar) HERE or HERE / Michael Kors Watch (similar) HERE / Neon Yellow Necklace (old) F21 (similar) HERE or HERE

xoxo
mimi g.


58 comments:

  1. I have some white challis that I am SURE wants to be ombre! Great tut!

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  2. Mimi, this is outrageous! I love this, lady! Tyna

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  3. Pretty summer skirt. I love ombre just haven't worked with dye.

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    1. Its easy doll..well easy if you do my wing it method, LOL!

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  4. To call you awesome would be an understatement! I absolutely love this maxi.

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  5. what a great tutorial! I've never been successful with dying but your tutorial makes it look so simple! Thanks!

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    1. Its easy, just follow my wing it method, LOL

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  6. mimi i just love you. i sit at the edge of my seat everyday waiting to see what u will be wearing. you are awesome!

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  7. You never cease to amaze me! This skirt is absolutely gorgeous!! I'll have to try this for sure. Thank you for sharing (^_^)

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  8. Love it! I will definitely try this out! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That is fantastic - I'll be pinning this to try later :)

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  10. This is super cute. I'm being gifted a sewing machine. I can't wait to try some of your tutorials. Be blessed.

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  11. I really love this. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. love this tutorial

    Thank you for taking the time to put it together. Will have to give this a try.

    I like the way the skirt flows away from the body when you are wearing it @ the end of the video, so quick question:

    Did you add a lining to the skirt in the video to make it full and 'flowy' (new word)? Or is that just the nature of the fabric you selected (the rayon challis)?

    Thanks Mimi!

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    1. I did not add a lining, it is simply the way the fabric hangs, it has a lovely drape.

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  13. To say I love this is just an understatement!!! I cant wait to try this!

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  14. Love this tut! Super cute and super duper easy instructions. I agree with you on everybody else's ombre or dyeing tutorials having all these rules and measurements. Thanks for the easy breezy winging. I'll definitely try it! Now do I have challis or a great light color cotton just begging to be ombred??? Let me look. Lol love the neon yellow styling too

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  15. Hi Mimi! I love your style and your blog, that's why I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award. Feel free to go over my blog and read what is all about. Thank you! Mariló

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    1. Thanks so much, ill go check it out ;-)

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  16. Hah. You must have read my mind. I have a long weekend coming up and I was just thinking about getting into a dyeing project, a button up inspired by Anthro. Now I think I want to do the skirt instead. lololol Thanks for the tutorial.

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  17. Mimi great tut and great look on you!

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  18. Great TuT and the skirt looks super cute. Thanks for Sharing

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  19. OMG!!! I loooovvvvve it! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  20. Love this skirt, great tutorial!!!



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  21. This is gorgeous! Thanks for putting this together.

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  22. I love it! The instructions clear and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing this. I am going to make a dye a skirt on my holiday off this week.

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  23. Hi mimi...thank you for this tut...I will definitely have use this tip. I have the skirt tut as well so I'm super excited.

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  24. Loads of hugs & kisses firm you Mimi!, this is just in time! I was looking for a quick and easy way to get an ombré done and here you are with the tutorial!! Thank you, thank you, I just canA't thank you enough! Great post!

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  25. Miss Mimi I SWEAR you read my mind sometimes (thank God you know what to do though :)). Thanks for this tutorial Lady! As usual you look fabulous. Keep killin' 'em! :)

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  26. I really like this tutorial. I also want to get your maxi pattern. Thanks for sharing

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  27. MIMI, do you know I was on pintrest and saw that same skirt and I fell in LOVE? THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for this tut. YOU ROCK MIMI!!!!!
    P.S We are both actually following each other on Pintrest. Thanks lady.

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  28. Love your Blog and tuts.. I just dyed my daughter's maxi dress and my maxi skirt. It was so so easy to follow I will def. leave pics once we wear them.

    You have been very inspiring to me... I use to draw clothes when I was younger and now I have started again and getting comfortable sewing.I was blessed with junk in truck so I always have to by bigger bottoms and take in the waist. Plus to top it off every summer i have to get swimsuits made because I have a really bad latex; rubber bands (elastics) allergy. With your maxi skirt tutorial I am able to get a ribbon in the waist and still make it work. You are so appreciated!

    Thanks so much.

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  29. Is this skirt made the same way as the regal maxi?

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xoxo
mimi g.