How to Tie Dye Leggings

Last month I posted a video tutorial on DIY leggings.  If you missed it you can check it out HERE. This week I’m back with Part 2 of that series where I’m taking the plain ol’ white leggings I created in the first video and give them some life with a cool tie-dye effect using Rit liquid dye. 

If you have never tie-dyed before get ready… it is soooooooooooo easy! I love that Rit dye is non-toxic and is pretty straight forward to use.

BEFORE: I would never wear these white leggings out in public.  They make my thighs look bigger and the fabric is semi-sheer so you can see everything.

AFTER: I totally feel comfortable wearing these out and I love that I can top them with a hi-lo tank like the one I’m wearing in the pic to allow more of the tie-dye design on the front to show but at the same time cover up my backside.

I think this project is a great example of what a little inexpensive bottle of dye can do to boost your wardrobe. I only used the Black RIT liquid dye bottle but you could use multiple dyes to get a funkier look.  Totally experiment with it and no matter what you get it will be fabulous!

Hat: Kingston Crochet Hat {made by me from this tutorial}
Top: Hi-lo hem tank {bought at Target, similar ones HERE and HERE}
Leggings: 98% rayon 2% Lycra fabric {Made by me using this tutorial, tie-dyed by me using this tutorial}
Shoes: Hot pink canvas sneakers {Got at Target on clearance, similar ones HERE}

I’m totally loving this chill outfit. Shows my fashion style while being comfortable enough to chase two preschoolers around.
GIVEAWAY: This week I’m also hosting a giveaway thanks to my friends at Rit! One lucky winner will get the 6 bottles of Rit Liquid Dye you see in this picture. Are they awesome or what?!

 For details on how you can enter to win click HERE to watch the video tutorial. All details are in the video.  

Giveaway is open to worldwide viewers and ends Wednesday, May 15th at 11:59PM EDT. 
Hope you enjoy the video and will give tie-dyeing a try with Rit dye.  Click HERE to watch my video tutorial on how I made my cute leggings.


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4 Responses to How to Tie Dye Leggings

  1. Becki May 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Did you mean March 15 or May 15? I love your videos and tutorials. I am so glad one of my friends ‘turned me on’ to you!!! Happy Mother’s Day!!

  2. Iryna Boehland June 2, 2013 at 1:43 am #

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  3. Iryna Boehland June 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Hi Vanessa, sorry to bother you…. I hope you received my e-mail with address. I have not received my RIT dye set and was wondering if it is on its way.
    Thank you, Iryna

  4. kaylee December 3, 2015 at 9:07 pm #

    this is great! thanks for the info and it worked great i hade pink pans but now there blackand pick thanks so much!! 🙂

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