How to Dye a Dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@californiabride2013:  It depends on the dress and the fabrics used. Some fabrics do not accept dye well or at the same rate as other fabrics used in the dress. You can end up with a blotchy mess.

Ask the professionals in your area. Take the dress to whomever offers clothes dyeing in your city- it is done by dry cleaners here- and ask them to look at the fabrics and give an opinion. Go to more than one.

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Dry cleaners probably don’t have much experience dyeing dresses, but a specialty seamstress may. In NYC, we have some seamstresses who specialize in up-cycling clothes and altering vintage gowns. If you can find someone like that in your area, they would probably be your best bet. Alternatively, you may reach our to any local universities theater departments– their costume design students may be able to help, too. 

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