Patriotic Mommy & Me Tie-Dye Dresses

by Lynn Lilly, May 31 2021

It is no secret that I love matching family outfits for every season. My tie-dye family hippie outfits and our matching family holiday pajamas were a huge hit! For summer I thought it would be fun for Lily and I to have matching patriotic tie-dye dresses. I picked up a Tie-Dye Party Tub and matching eyelet dresses from Walmart. 

I can't wait to wear these dresses all Summer! 



Pull out the included instruction and inspiration guide and read prior to getting started. This guide gives you directions for rubber-banding different designs and step by step instructions. 

  1. Pre-wash all your garments. You can leave them damp if you plan to dye them right away. 
  2. If your garments dry you are going to need to soak them so the entire garment is damp. This is key to get the dye to soak in the fabric. 
  3. Make sure to cover your surface.
  4. Lay out the dress. 
  5. Rubber band the dress. I just scrunched mine to keep it simple since the dress had an eye lit pattern and texture. I created three sections. 
  6. I used red and blue dye. Fill each dye bottle with water, being careful to not fill above the fill line. Don't forget to put on your gloves before using the dye.
  7. Shake each bottle really well. 
  8. To create a red, white and blue design. I added red to the top third and blue to the bottom third and left the middle un-dyed. 
  9. When you are done, wrap the garment in plastic and let the dye sit for 6-8 hours. 
  10. Unwrap the garment and rinse with cool water until the water runs clear. 
  11. Cut the rubber bands and open up to reveal your design. 
  12. Fill your washing machine with hot water on the largest load setting and only use a little detergent. Wash and dry separately.  Wash separately for the next couple of washes. 
  13. Repeat for the second dress. 

How cute are these dresses! We had fun trying them on and playing pretend summer party! We can't wait to wear them this Summer! 

Mommy and Me Patriotic Tie-Dye Dresses

Mommy and Me Patriotic Tie-Dye Dresses

Remember you can pick up your clothes and the Create Basics Patriotic Tye-Die Party Tub at Walmart. 

xoxo- Lynn

This post was sponsored by Duncan/Tulip but all thoughts and opinions are my own. 


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