Polka Dot Dyed Dress DIY


We’re crazy for polka dots here at M&J, and if you haven’t noticed we’ve been dip dying a lot lately. We’ve combined our passion for polka dots and our dip dying skills to create this adorable dress.

H&M Pink Dress
Pencil Eraser
Rit Dye



Lay your shirt out on a flat surface.

Dip the back of your pencil into your dye making sure it is heavily saturated.


HELPFUL HINT: The back of your pencil will be used like a paintbrush while the dye will be used like paint.


We opted to outline the dress with a polka dot pattern, but have fun with it!




10 comments on “Polka Dot Dyed Dress DIY

  1. […] Here’s a cool idea for adding a polka dot pattern to a garment.  M&J Blog shows how you can use fabric dye and a pencil eraser to make polka dots on fabric.  True, it’s time consuming, so you’d probably only want to do this on portions of a garment.  But it’s nearly impossible to find print and solid fabrics that with perfectly matched colors, so this would be a good way to make a coordinating accent print for a project.  I wonder what other shapes you could use?  Go to M&J Blog to get the tute. […]

  2. Arlene Poma says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I found the RIT dye while shopping. I think all the projects mentioned would be plenty of fun.

  3. HomeforNow says:

    Very cute and creative!

  4. Love that last image with all the DIY’s together, amazing! xo

  5. The DIY Show says:

    Cool project!!! Visiting from The DIY Show Link-up Party!! Stop by and link up some of your great crafts some time!! Hope to see you soon!🙂

  6. I would love to do this but with bigger polka dots…maybe with the end of a big marker would work?:)

  7. yarasguay says:

    Very original!!!! Me ha gustado mucho la idea. Gracias!

  8. gegebearbear says:

    Very original! I love polka dots! Jill

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