Awhile ago I bought a few packs of the Gerber Organic onesies (they’re super soft) & some fabric dye with the intention of making a bunch of fun, super bright onesies. I feel like all onesies for the teeny tiny ones only come in pastels, I wanted turquoise, grass green & sunshine yellow. Since I’m still pregnant I decided maybe this was one project I should actually get to, that & I really needed a distraction from my current baby status.
(by the way, we spent most of yesterday in the hospital & for 4 hours of it my contractions were strong & 3 minutes apart BUT with no dilation & then at 4:30p they just stopped. Just like that. They had been going in total for 17 hrs and then it’s just like my body pooped out. I’m SO disappointed, they’re calling it “prodromal labor” which I guess is like early labor, supposedly “active labor” will start within a few hours to a couple of days. At this point I think I’m going to not go into labor until I deliver a kindergartner. But enough of that…it’s too frustrating.)
Let’s talk dye.
I used “Dylon” brand fabric dyes, I bought mine from JoAnn’s but I’ve also seen them at Wal-Mart. Overall I was really happy with it, the colors came out super vivid which was what I was hoping for…I dyed each onesie & a pair of white socks in it’s own disposable tupperware container.
A bit messy & a bit time-consuming when you’re doing 6 different colors & each one has to be stirred for 15 minutes but I set Samster up with some paints & we had a good time outside.
Oh! But you TOTALLY have to wash these puppies with some Color Catcher dye sheets. I washed each one in the washing machine individually first & then ran them through all together. Both times with dye sheets. Although I’m still a little wary about washing them with anything else anytime soon…I’ll let you know how that works out. I am going to have fun embellishing these, I’ll post pics when I do. You know, with all that time I’ll have being pregnant for 20 months…