Rainbow Tie Dye Leggings
If you’re looking for a funky pair of leggings, you can’t go wrong with tie dye leggings. Made popular by punk rockers in the eighties, these leggings are made even funnier by the fact that they incorporate a bright, colorful pattern into their leg wear. To create this look, all you need is a basic black skirt and a brightly-colored shirt; the shirt can be any color (as long as it’s not black) and the skirt can have little or no patterns. Once you’ve gathered your accessories, head out to your local clothing store and buy a couple of tie dye leggings; you’ll need about three pairs per outfit. Since the shoes don’t cover much, it’s important to choose ones made of cotton or spandex to ensure that the dye will stay in tact throughout the wearing period.
The easiest way to get started is to go to your local thrift stores and buy some old, torn clothing. Some of this might already have some sort of pattern on it, like a flower or some other design. You can glue these items onto your legs, tuck in the torn portions of the clothing and then sew them together. You can also use some old vintage jeans; you can either sew them in or take apart the legs and use them as the main source of material. As long as you have at least two pairs of rainbow tie dye leggings, you won’t have too many problems; if you have more than four, you may want to try out more than one.
After you finish putting the pieces together, make sure that they are dampened before putting them on; they should be slightly damp but not soaking wet. Then you will want to carefully apply the dye using a soft cloth. The dye will come out very brightly and look very rich, so you want to apply just enough so that there is a bit of color leftover but not so much that the fabric is not washable. Once you are finished applying the dye to your leggings, allow them to dry thoroughly before wearing.