DIY – Ombre Dyed Babygrows with Dylon and a Dylon Goody Bag Giveaway

How to Ombre Dye

A few people bought little dude plain white baby grows, as lovely as they are, they just aren’t really us! So they have been sitting in a drawer in his bedroom since we were given them, luckily they were size 3-6 so he hadn’t outgrown them yet. Finally I have decided to do something with them! Dylon got in touch a few weeks back to ask if I fancied some dye packs to have a play with and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to break out those white babygrows. 
I received 4 packs of dye powder – Navy Blue, Bahama Blue, Forest Green and Tropical Green. So far I have tested out 2 colours, the Navy Blue and Tropical Green and I have saved the last 2 to test out next week. So here is how to ombre dye and my creations so far!

 I really liked the idea of ombre dip dying the babygrows so pulled up YouTube and started looking for some simple tutorials. I found 2 different versions of how to ombre dye and tested both of them out.

How to ombre dye using Dylon - unique babygrowsThis is the first technique where you add the powder a little at a time and dip the item a little less into the dye each time, so the dye is getting stronger the more powder you add. You keep dying less and less of the garment until you have used up all the powder. I think this technique gives a smoother gradient of colour, especially if you split the powder into as many parts as possible, think I managed to get 8 concentrations out of the pack! I wanted the colour to be more on the pastely/pale spectrum rather than bright so I only dipped each section for a minute or so, until I got to the last 2/3 which I let soak for a little longer to really absorb the stronger dye. I turned out really well and I think he looks really cute in it!
 How to Ombre dye using Dylon - unique baby clothes
The second technique is to make up the whole packet then dip the garment into the dye first all the way to the top for just a quick few seconds (the navy dye is really dark so I did this super quick for the firs dye to have it as pale as possible so you’d be able to see the ombre better). Then you hold the next section of ombre in for a little longer so more of the dye is absorbed, you continue this till you get to the end of your garment. I only did 3 sections this time as the dye is so dark and pigmented. I also did this technique to a tiny white t-shirt and I have to say it is probably my fav piece of all as I adore how it turned out (thats it in the last picture)! When I test out the other 2 colours I may even go buy another white top or 2!
I also tried to do a stripped pattern on one of the sleep suits (you can see it in the green pictures) with the green dye but I couldn’t find any elastic bands. I thought tiny hair bobbles would work just as well but they weren’t quite tight enough in some places and absorbed some of the dye in places, but I think it still turned out pretty cool, will have to try again with some proper elastic bands next time!
How cute is my little dude posing for these pictures!
I have loved having a play about with the Dylon and making some funky and unique items for little dude. Our fashion tastes are often a little different and I love dressing him in more individual and unique items so this was the perfect craft for me. Will be testing out more soon so keep an eye out on instagram, FB and twitter for a few more items.
Now your chance to get your hands on a little Dylon Goody Bag of your own. You’ll also receive 4 packs of dye in 4 colours of your choice. Just enter below and a winner will be chosen at random. Over 18 only, UK only.

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  1. Kat Allinson
    November 7, 2016 / 11:58 am

    I would like Blue and I would try dip dying some curtains for my sons room

  2. Louise Cochran-Mason
    November 7, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Green. I think I’d start with a t-shirt and work up to one of my daughter’s dresses.

  3. melanie stirling
    November 7, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    I’d like some reds and blues and I’d like to dye my fading bed sheets.

  4. emma walters
    November 7, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    my boys would love to try dying a t-shirt in red & green and i would love a babygrow like yours in pink or purple

  5. Jackie ONeill
    November 7, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Grey to dye my white skinny jeans

  6. Farhana
    November 7, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    I’d love blue so we can dye the blanket

  7. John Edwards
    November 7, 2016 / 6:10 pm

    My overalls I am working on the house over Xmas so I might as well look the part

  8. Tracy Hanley
    November 7, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Intense violet, Flamingo pink , tropical green and tulip red

  9. Stacey Carnell
    November 7, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Blue & Green for my little boys onesies 🙂

  10. Emma Eminoglu
    November 7, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    I would love to dye my little girls sheets a bright pink!

  11. Caroline H
    November 8, 2016 / 2:36 am

    I’d love to dye my guest room curtains (currently a sludgy yellow) with French Lavender, my favourite balck jeans which are a bit faded in Velvet Black, my cushion covers in Jeans Blue which will go much better with our new sofa and a lovely old lacy tablecloth I picked up in a charity shop in DArk Green for Christmas.

  12. Deborah Clarke
    November 8, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I love multi colours and id tye dte the bottom of my wedding dress for a dip dye effect…eek.

  13. Laura Nice
    November 8, 2016 / 3:55 pm


  14. Kim Neville
    November 8, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Would like to try a tshirt in blue and jeans

  15. Catherine L
    November 8, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I’d Love Multicoloured

  16. Clare H
    November 8, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    I’d love purple and would try this with my daughters sleepsuits, they look great!

  17. November 8, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Navy Blue and Bahama Blue to dye the towels for my blue bathroom

  18. leanne weir
    November 8, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I’d like some reds to refresh my bed sheets

  19. LondonREC
    November 8, 2016 / 9:44 pm

    I’d like purple, red, blue and pink, and I’d also try to dye some of our newborn daughter’s sleepsuits!

    November 8, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    id really like black to dye my daughters faded jeans

  21. Lisa Wilkinson
    November 8, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I’d choose Intense Violet for my little girl called Violet and tie-dye some T-Shirts for her.

  22. Solange
    November 8, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I’d love blue so we can dye some curtains.

  23. Kerry Kilmister
    November 9, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    I would love to try purple and make matching t shirts for my 2 daughters

  24. Katie skeoch
    November 9, 2016 / 6:04 pm

    I’d go for yellows to dye some curtains for spring!

  25. Sarah Wilson
    November 9, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I would dye some t shirts for my boys, in blue and green

  26. Jade Hewlett
    November 9, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I’d like blue to dye some sheets

  27. Joanna Coleshill
    November 9, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I’d love purple to dye some babygros

  28. Christine Lockley
    November 10, 2016 / 8:35 am

    My son has an ikea chair with a really grubby cushion (despite being washed regularly) so I’d love to dye it to go with his graffiti style room – I’d love to try the ombre effect in ocean blue

  29. Heather Morrison
    November 10, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Always wanted tie dye curtains to be honest! Red, blue, green, yellow! Xx

  30. bella smyth
    November 10, 2016 / 11:21 pm

    purple and blue baby grows

  31. Susan Hoggett
    November 11, 2016 / 7:50 am

    purple and red for baby gros

  32. carly bryan
    November 11, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    dark purple and blue, i would love to try a tie dye effect on a single duvet cover. i could have so much fun with this product

  33. Kyomi Johnson
    November 11, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    Definitely pink and purple and red

  34. Laura Bradbury
    November 11, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I have 2 white dresses I stained! would love some green or purple to make them wearable again!

  35. Rowena Wood
    November 12, 2016 / 9:51 am

    I did the same thing with my white baby grows, we died em yellow, blue, free and purple. We did Tie dying so it looks really affective. I would love to try the Navy Blue dye though! Again I would Tie Dye a few white T shirts.

  36. Emma H
    November 12, 2016 / 10:19 am

    I’d like red and green and I’d dye towels and tshirts which are looking stained and old

  37. leanne perrett
    November 12, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    i would like a nice a bahama blue to dye my curtains in my bedroom to match the duvet set

  38. Dinah Butcher
    November 12, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    I really want to dye my lounge curtains grey!

  39. Jayne Kelsall
    November 12, 2016 / 2:53 pm

    I would love pink, I have a couple of tops and skirts that could do with a new lease of life, this would be perfect .x

  40. Emma Davison
    November 12, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    Blue. I’d dye a grey shirt of mine

  41. Iris W
    November 12, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    I would like blue and purple for some t shirts for my daughters

  42. steph lovatt
    November 12, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Blue and probably start with a tshirt

  43. Joanne Austin
    November 12, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    I like the blue and I would dye my daughters old white summer dresses

  44. Katie W
    November 12, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    would love to use purple for some baby grows

  45. Joanna Sawka
    November 12, 2016 / 8:18 pm

    I would like Blue and I would dye some t-shirts

  46. November 12, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I’d choose purples and pink so I could tie dye some of my 9 year old’s t-shirts and some plain sheets.

  47. November 12, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I’d love pink, purple turquoise and blue 🙂 just because I think they work well if your doing multiple dyes

    I think I would dye some white vest tops and try and use the elastic bands to make mickey mouse heads as we are off to disney world next year and i think it would be awesome to have matching tops to wear 😀

  48. Annette Oliver
    November 13, 2016 / 7:42 am

    I have some white towels that I would dye purple and pink

  49. Siobhan Lucy
    November 13, 2016 / 10:10 am

    I’d like to try dip dyeing some old shirts blue 🙂

  50. Vicky Robinson
    November 13, 2016 / 10:36 am

    I love tie dyeing and haven’t done any for a while. I would dye my daughter’s baby grows and vests and do some T-shirts for my older girls.
    I would like to have Intense Violet, French, Flamingo pink and powder pink.
    Dylon dyes are also brilliant for restoring the look on old towels too. I’ve revived many towels by re-dyeing them.

  51. claire davey
    November 13, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    red and blue and make my sons boring white tops more fun looking

  52. Kat Glynn
    November 13, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    I’ve got some old cream curtains that I would love to give a green look too thanks 🙂

  53. Dale Dow
    November 13, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Red, I would be dying some T-Shirts!

  54. Francis Armstrong
    November 13, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I would like the blue I would dye some short and t-shirts ?

  55. Francis Armstrong
    November 13, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    I would like the blue I would dye some short and t-shirts

  56. Jamie C Millard
    November 13, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    purple. some cushion covers

  57. sharon martin
    November 13, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    i’d tie dye some white t-shirts for my daughters. i’d love the bahama blue, tulip red, tropical green & intense violet

  58. Beryl drake
    November 13, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Black to dye a faded black table cloth and sime jeans , lavender for a favourite t shirt

  59. Fiona jk42
    November 13, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I’d like Bahama Blue to dye some of our white towels which are not really as white as they used to be. The turquoise should freshen then up nicely. Then I’d like some Navy Blue as I have always fancied trying out the Shibori technique(s) which I will use on a cream duvet cover & pillow cases I was given which are also rather boring.
    I think your baby grows came out really well and are such a good idea.

  60. Richard Tyler
    November 13, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Blue, I’d dye my shirt

  61. claire little
    November 13, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    black and blue and I’d dye some clothes

  62. Joanna
    November 13, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    I’d love red. I would attempt yo dry some curtains

  63. November 13, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    Tulip Red, yellow, ocean blue and intense violet. I would love to tie dye my daughter some rainbow bedding

  64. Tammy Neal
    November 13, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    I’d like some reds and blues and I’d like to dye my fading bed sheets.

  65. Alisa Moore
    November 13, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Probably a violet or magenta to dye a throw

  66. Alexandra Olesiak
    November 13, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Red would be great