Post # 1
I am looking for a 50s styled ruffled petticoat for under my dress but in a very specific shade of pink (to match my shoes)
My dad suggested getting a white one made and then having someone dye it to my colour.
My worry with this is, if I get hot on the day will the dye come off on me or my dress? Like jeans do. Has anyone done this or similar?
Thank you 🙂
Post # 3
@LeopardPrintBee: tagging to follow because this is a great question!
A few bee’s have dyed their petticoat and none of them metioned any problems so I assume there weren’t any!
Post # 4
Usually petticoat are made of polyester, which has a specific dye. You can find it at fabric stores or Amazon. Just make sure you buy the correct dye for yours. Also, to set the dye, my mom use to do a second rinse of vinegar and a long soak. This also works for your jeans. There are tons of how tools online for exact measurements.
Post # 5
Have you looked on Etsy? There are sellers who make them in a big variety of colours.
Post # 6
here’s a thread of another bride who dyed her petticoat hot pink!
as PP said: depending on the fabric you have to use special dye… nylon works with ordinary dye while polyester needs a special dye… if you use your washing machine for dyeing the colour should not come off, even if you wash it…
that said: good luck!!!
Post # 7
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
@LeopardPrintBee: I did this. I got the correct dye from dharma trading co. They have about a bajillion colors of dye and different formulas for different fabrics. I used a huge stock pot and just made sure to keep stirring it around so it wouldn’t get spotty. FYI you have to boil it and so depending on what material your petticoat is it may shrink. I had the regular basic one from David’s and it did not, but something to keep in mind. Here’s a bonus picture of me in my dyed petticoat (with Elvis impersonater, before a Raven’s game, and I didn’t bother to iron it, but anyway you get the idea.)
Post # 8
Thank you all! I hadn’t thought of Etsy! I probably wouldn’t DIY though I think I may get it done professionally 🙂
I’m on my phone and spelt bloody “dyeing” wrong! Lol annoying
Post # 9
I dyed my crinoline pink and it was the most fun, girly thing I could have worn on my wedding day. I used Rit Petal Pink on one layer and Rit Fushia on the other layer. I did it in my washing machine according to directions on the box. I soaked each layer by hand and it turned out perfect. No worries about rubbing off on wedding dress, and you could not see it thru the material of my dress.
It was perfect!