Post # 1
i found some lovely shoes that i really want for the big day, only one problem: they do not come in purple (which i really want). they come in ivory and are all satin…..can i dye them or take them somewhere to be dyed? they are not the “dyeables” that you see everywhere, but i thought maybe because they are satin it might still be possible???
Post # 3
There are some places that can dye a non-dyeable shoe. Just bring the shoe in and check with some bridal shops and shoe repair places. Doesn’t hurt to ask. And check with Yelp.com for shoe dyeing place reviews. But do this ahead of time. Not like 1-3 weeks before the wedding like I did.
In my experience, taking a risk on dyeing a non-dyeable satin shoe with ribboned rosettes and leaves from ivory to black under a short time frame proved risky and many shops turned me away. This is because they didn’t want to be liable for a bad dye job. So plan ahead of time.
I decided to color my shoes with a Sharpie after reading about it online. I cannot emphasize the Sharpie method enough.
After many coats of black Sharpie ink, Design Master floral spraypaint for the rosettes, and one more coat of waterproof sealant spray, I was able to get a more than passable imitation of the shoe. Such a lifesaver!