(Closed) Dyeing Dresses??

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
1461 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@KellyNation:  I have two ideas, maybe one of them will help.

1. I don’t know if it’s possible, but are you maybe interested in mismatched dresses? That’s what I’m doing, everyone is buying their own, or wearing something they already have in the color family.

2. I tie dye fairly often (though, obviously you don’t want to tie them, I think the process is similar). You’re right, the colors will be less vibrant when it’s not done with natural fibers. I’ve done a 50-50 polyester before, and they were less bright than the cotton thigns, but still pretty bright. If you do end up dying them, remember to use a fixitive (soda ash is what I usually use) and start with a very ligth color and go darker if you need to. I dyed table runners for our wedding, and the colors, while I love them, were pretty different from what I imagined. 


Post # 4
4485 posts
Honey bee

It’s really alot better to just get a dress custom made using colored fabric than to try to dye a white dress. Most fabrics, especially those used in special occasion wear, do not take well to dye at all (cotton does but the rest don’t) so you will end up with something you hate and wasted money.

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