Post # 1
so, im going to dye my crinoline tonight! *EEK!*
one question….are there any tricks to make it more color-fast (not getting the dye rubbed on my dress!)
has anyone done this and did the color rub on the dress?
I’m using the RIT dye. color: green
🙂 excited, but terrified!
Post # 3
i love the idea of having a bright colore petticoat.. will look great in pics… i also want to know about the dye rubbing off
Post # 5
maybe after you dye it, put it in the dryer after a few days to “seal” it up?
my guess is that they will get on the dress when it gets wet – so avoid getting ur petticoat wet.
Post # 6
failed @ the dyed crinny….luckily i didnt dip it in before i tested some socks, etc.
i used RIT dark green and the color came out a murky grey/blue….gross!
back to the store tomorrow to get a better color….
Post # 7
You can mix different colors of RIT to get the perfect shade.
To keep it more colorfast, I suggest following the instructions exactly, which I believe includes adding salt to the dyebath (its been a while since I have used it)
I once dyed a nylon slip, and the color has never really rubbed off… I think it takes the dye better than cotton….
Post # 8
There is a peroxide treatment. It will seal in the color. Sorry I don’t have the details, but it was a trick my mom used to do.