(Closed) How to DYE a cotton dress?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

Is the dress that you bought orange??  If so, you would have to bleach it first.  

If it’s white, just buy a box of red dye and follow the directions, that’s how I dyed my white cotton curtains and they turned out gorgeous!  I even followed directions for what dyes to mix to get a custom color.  I don’t remember if the directions say to put in salt or not, but if they don’t, put in a 1/2 cup of salt in with the dye water.  I think it makes the color stay more or be brighter; either way just do it.  🙂

Also, after you dye it, make sure you run an EMPTY wash with soap and all afterwards so your next load of laundry doesn’t get dyed….. learned that the hard way….

Post # 6
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

please read the link first. If you use hot water with the dye your dress will shrink.

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