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I dyed my crinoline... myself

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#1 ErinB


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    Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:10 PM

    There are good ideas and there are some not so good ideas...

    So, these are a couple of my inspiration pics:
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    It was much easier said than done. Of course, now that it is all said in done, I find this article on how to do it. eBay Guides - How To Dye Your Wedding Slip, Petticoat or Crinoline

    In my defense, I did follow the directions on the Rit Dye website. The Hobby Lobby didn't have any aqua dye, but the website did have a recipe for aqua. In my head my slip would turn a lovely shade of pale aqua. Not so much! Whoever developed it so called recipe was smoking some BAD crack! It wasn't aqua, it wasn't blue, it was dirty teal!

    So after the first dyeing round, I hated the color. I found "vivid turquoise" from another company and re-dyed it. It was better but still not what I wanted. I finally put a color kicker/remover on it with a little better result.

    I have learned from my mistakes and if anyone wishes to dye her slip I can definitely help you out.

    My first tip would be to only dye in an available color, don't attempt this mixing your own crap.

    I'd also start with a smaller quantity of dye and if it is not dark/bold enough, re-dye and add more.

    The gory details and pics are in my blog.

    At this point I'm sticking with what I've got and just going with it! Thank goodness not many people will see it!

    #2 Dez921714

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      Posted 16 May 2008 - 11:29 PM

      Now I have to go look at your blog...this is something I wanted to do, but if it's going to be a pain in the a$$ I might not...
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      #3 ErinB


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        Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:38 AM

        I think if you can find a color that is already packaged, ie purple, fuschia, etc. you will be fine. It doesn't look that bad, it just doesn't match the picture I had in my head. The second batch of dye I used, the "vivid turquoise" was a really pretty color and had I started with that, I would have been fine.

        #4 ACDCDCAC

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        Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:48 AM

        oh erin, i'm so sorry that didn't turn out how you'd hoped going to check blog now..

        #5 Jenn3878

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          Posted 17 May 2008 - 06:50 PM

          What a good idea - I love the suprise of the color! Thanks for the tips Smurfette :) JK

          #6 JennyK

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            Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:04 PM

            I saw in your other thread.. it looks so cool!

            #7 nikkianddean

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              Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:18 PM

              i think that's such a cool idea....going to check out you blog...

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              #8 jamisoncollette

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                Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:35 PM

                Erin I think it looks good! I wish I had a crinoline to dye now! PS, I loved the Smurfs:)

                #9 Yari

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                  Posted 20 May 2008 - 02:22 AM

                  Erin, I really like it. You did a good job.

                  #10 lhc007

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                    Posted 20 May 2008 - 06:58 PM

                    Love this! I'm having black under mine . . . but purchashing black and grey tulle instead of dying it - it has such a beautiful effect. Matching your shoes to the color looks marvelous on camera too!
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