Since most of the t-shirt material I use for my daughter's nightgowns are white from my husband's old undershirts I wanted to be creative and add a little color. I saw this easy tie-dye effect on the Martha Stewart show years ago and decided to give it a try.
- T-shirt Nightgown
- Sharpies in different colors
- Make the base of the nightgown following these instructions: http://ftmlosingit.blogspot.com/2014/06/easy-toddler-t-shirt-nightgown-tutorial.html up to step 8.
- You can place a piece of cardboard inside nightgown so that the Sharpie doesn't bleed through the back of the nightgown. Draw dots anywhere you want the tie-dye to be. I drew the dots on the neckline and hem. To get a flower like burst I drew a bigger dot in the middle and smaller dots around the big dot.
- Take out cardboard and place something inside nightgown like a baking pan to catch the alcohol. Place alcohol inside dropper and add drops on top of each Sharpie dot and let the tie-dye take affect.
- Allow the nightgown to completely dry. Use a hot iron or clothes dryer to set the design.
- Continue the steps on the nightgown to complete it.