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#1 BillysBride

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    Posted 04 March 2008 - 12:43 AM

    I'm wondering something here. Slight problem. I found a dress that I "think" I want. Its about half as much as the one I originally chose, so that reason alone is decent incentive for me. Its similar in style as well, so I don't feel like I'd be giving up much. Problem is, my colors are crimson red and ivory. The dress is white. I truly want an ivory dress, so I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard of or know of a dress being dyed?
    Savannah

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    #2 Yari

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      Posted 04 March 2008 - 01:56 AM

      I did a search and this is what I found.

      I am currenlty searching for the perfect wedding dress. I really would like a dress like Gwen Stefani but I needed to know if I could have someone dye a wedding dress for me. I want the bottom to be dark pink just like her dress. Please let me know if this is possible. Thanks,
      Tifanie
      Dear Tifanie,
      Gwen's dress is beautiful, you are right. Here is the deal. You cannot dye a synthetic wedding dress at all, one made of acetate or polyester, which is what most are. The fabric would have to be silk for it to work. The best plan would be to take a photo of the dress to the most expert wedding dress seamstress in your town. See if she can replicate it for you. Make sure that you inquire about her dyeing experience before you start. Yes, it might cost a bunch, but hopefully it will be what you want. I hope you have a few months before the wedding because this is going to be a big project. If you are anywhere near me in central Texas, I would recommend Linda Carter at Carter Creations. She knows fabrics, design, & dyeing, & might be willing to take this on. Let me know if that could work & I will send you her contact info.
      Happy Wedding,

      #3 BillysBride

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        Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:11 AM

        Thanks, Yari...thats what I needed to know!

        Looks like the search continues...
        Savannah

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        http://global.thekno...rs/tt265ad.aspxhttp://www.mywedding...nnah/index.html20 STD's w. pre-lim RSVP sent 6/15/09: 7 "Yes" so far/10 guests total!

        #4 Yari

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          Posted 04 March 2008 - 02:12 AM

          No problem, sorry it wasn't the best news.

          #5 lyrebard

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            Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:50 PM

            hmm....I was the maid of honor for a friend's wedding last year, and don't think I'll ever wear the aqua again. Pretty sure it's silk...maybe I'll dye it! Unless, of course, anyone here would be interested in an aqua Kathlin Argiro v-neck silk halter dress?

            #6 Kat81

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              Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:58 PM

              What size is it? Do you have a picture?

              #7 lyrebard

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                Posted 05 March 2008 - 09:32 AM

                I'm pretty sure it's a size 8, but I'll double check and then maybe post in in the stuff for sale section. Until I posted the above, I hadn't even thought about how many people might be interested in aqua dresses on here! (In fact, I'm having drinks with two of the other bridesmaids tonight, and I'll ask if they'd be interested in selling theirs, too.)




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