(Closed) Dyeing Crinoline … Can you see it thru the dress?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

yiska,

I’ve seen pictures of dyed crinoline under dresses and I haven’t been able to see them through the dress; however, I think a lot of it has to do with how rich the pigment is when the crinoline is dyed and also what material your dress is made of. Something like chiffon or satin/silk with one light layer underneath may possibly show opposed to something organza or satin/silk with layers of poof underneath. Depends on the dress, me thinks. 🙂 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Can you do a test run? Buy some crinoline and dye it to the color you want and then hold it up under your dress and see what happens. This way, you don’t do it to the actual dress and then end up regretting it. Or is that too much of a hassle?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

well, I didn’t try it for the same reason you mention.  however, it just dawned on me that you woudn’t necessarily have to dye the whole crinoline…you could just dye the inside layers.  That way, the outside would still be white, and would hopefully alleviate the showing-through-the-dress issue, but you could still have that pop of color if you lifted your skirt high enough.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

True, good points. What about finding a piece of fabric or even paper (but bright enough, or even brighter than) in the color you want, and hold it up under the top layer of your dress, then just ask the shop if you can bring it outside for some more natural light. Or even hold the whole thing up to the light, and see if any color comes through. Or Mrs. Corn has a great idea too! Sorry I’m not more help (my dress doesn’t even really have any crinoline), maybe someone else has done it. But orange shoes would be really fun!! My friend is wearing red heels for her wedding next month. Or as she calls them "kick-a$$ red heels!"

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I think that the gal on indiebride who dyed the crinoline bought one cheap off eBay to experiment with.  Maybe you can do that too.  Or you could find her post and email her directly.  Although I agree that whether it shows through will depend on your dress, so perhaps another bride’s experience doesn’t tell you everything you need to know.

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