(Closed) How do I dye my bolero white?????????

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Ummm… you really can’t. The only way to “dye” something white is to bleach it and bleach can really destroy most delicate fabrics.

Post # 4
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Unfortunately sippylef is right, there is no such thing as a white dye unless you were to bleach the color out. 🙁 Maybe you could let a seamstress look at it and make a replica?

Post # 5
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I agree with both of the previous posters. Sorry.

Post # 6
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you can’t use it as is, and if you got a really good deal on it, you can probably bleach it without a problem. I bleached a piece of belgian lace from about 1860 (I know! The horror!)

It had a mildew spot from being in our attic (my stupid dad…..) and I had to bleach it to try to save it. It is a huge piece of lace and very delicate. I poured about 3 cups of bleach in my washer, took out the agitator, stuffed the lace in a pillow case and let the whole thing soak for about a hour. Then I rinsed it and hung it up to dry in my shower. If a 150 year old piece of lace can make it, your bolero can too.

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