Dyeing my slip drama, aka I now look like a smurf
Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:16 PM
I started by doing finding directions on how to dye things on the Rit Dye website. Sounds like the right thing to do , right? Well, when I went to the craft store, they didn't have aqua dye. I'm imagining thing beautiful pastel shade that will match all of my other wedding stuff. The website had a "recipe" for aqua.
Let me tell you, if this is ANYONE's idea of aqua, they are f-ing crazy!
I even started with half the suggested dye amount, figuring if it was too light, I could add more and achieve the desired shade. Sounds good, right?
Well, I end up with this awful shade of dirty, dingy teal. So I decide to try another color to try and get it closer to turquoise, our accent color. Here is my blue washer:
Now, as I'm dyeing this slip, I have to keep pulling it out and repositioning it so I don't end up with a tye-dyed slip. Now, a normal thinking person would wear gloves. Not this girl! I managed to end up looking kinda like a smurf. Too bad I didn't take pictures of that!
The slip ended up with 3 different colors, depending on the fabric of each piece. The slip is nylon, the zipper cotton, and the tag is something else:
To try to make a bad situation better, I tried to use the color remover to lighten the thing. I guess it is better now, but nowhere close to my original vision. In natural lighting it looks pretty good.
However, when it is under the dress, it still has that dirty teal look to it.
IF you choose to dye your slip, contact me first. I learned the hard way!
My first tip would be to only dye your slip a color that is actually made...red, purple, hunter green, etc. Don't try mixing your own.
Test the color first on an old t-shirt, towel, etc. before gambling with your new $60+ slip.
Wear rubber gloves!
If you can use a front loading washer, I think the color will be more even and you won't have to do the take it out and un-twist job, hopefully saving you from dyeing your self.
Posted 17 May 2008 - 06:09 AM
Posted 17 May 2008 - 06:52 AM
Posted 17 May 2008 - 08:27 AM
150 INVITES / 6 YES / 13 NO
Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:38 AM
Posted 20 May 2008 - 08:09 AM
Nonetheless, I think you were brave to try it. I don't think it looks too bad, but I'm just looking at a pic! Don't give up though- I needed to see it under the dress before I decide to agree with you. LOL It's not like you need my approval or anything, just saying.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 01:00 PM
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