How to get unicolor, gradient t-shirts
May 28, 2010 2:11 PM   Subscribe

How can I get my hands on unicolor, gradient t-shirts? Where to buy, how to dye?

I own a single t-shirt that has a light red to dark red gradient from shoulders to hips. I want more. I'm male, the shirt I own is a Nike.

Where can one order those, preferably from within Europe?

How would I go about dyeing my own?
posted by oxit to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Look into dip dyeing. You can do this with Rit dyes.
posted by runningwithscissors at 2:29 PM on May 28, 2010

The other term for this is Ombre and there are instructions for dying on the dharmatrading website. I really like Dharma Trading--they give clear, accurate instructions and have wonderful quality materials. You can buy cotton t-shirt blanks and the dyes from them and follow their instructions to get the look you want.
posted by agatha_magatha at 3:43 PM on May 28, 2010 [2 favorites]

Sorry for the USA-centric answer, but I'm just an all-American girl...I imagine you could find a craft store in your area to purchase materials and then follow the Dharma Trading instructions. The thing you need to be aware of when doing your own dying is that you really want a natural-fiber material that isn't treated with anything or you are not going to get the result you want.
posted by agatha_magatha at 3:46 PM on May 28, 2010

I was coming in here to recommend Dharma Trading, also.
posted by MexicanYenta at 5:16 PM on May 28, 2010

Response by poster: Thank you for your responses. I will try the dyeing, but am unsure whether it'll produce the evenness of gradient I am looking for. But I guess that'll depend on my skills as well.
posted by oxit at 9:21 AM on June 9, 2010

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