- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
So this is my first blog ever so bear with me…..I’m getting married in April and have been trying to find something fun to add into my wedding look. I had seen pictures before of women with dyed petticoats and I thought it was amazing. So last night I decided to bite the bullet and dye my petticoat! For anyone who is interested in dying their petticoats for their wedding, I took pictures to make this as easy as possible for you!
1. get your fantastic petticoat! make sure it fits!
2. bye the color of dye that you want (I wanted a purple petticoat, so I bought purple RIT dye. I wasnt sure if it would dye my taffeta and tulle petticoat…so be sure to check to see if the fabric of your petticoat will dye!)
3. Get your petticoat wet. DRIPPING wet. I put mine in the shower with cold water and let it totally saturate. then I left the water on through the next few steps
4. Get your washer ready. The water needs to be as hot as possible, so make sure theres not hot water being used anywhere else in the house (shower, sink, dishwasher)
5. Add your dye into the water as your washer is filling up! (this will give your dye a chance to mix in and get good and stirred up. If you want, you can let your spin cycle start for a couple minutes so that its REALLY mixed up…but I just let it mix until the washer filled. The color will look MUCH darker in the water then it will on your petticoat)
6. Go get your petticoat out of the shower and bring it to the washer. Then stuff that bad boy in! (I originally thought that it would get less twisted if I put the opening of the petticoat around the standing spinning thing (I know, very technical) in the washer, but that was a BAD idea. just push your petticoat in!)
8. About every 10 minutes or so, open the washer and check on the color. Use these checks as a chance to untwist your petticoat. Not untwisting it will lead to a ty dyed petticoat!)
9. This next part is up to you. If you want your petticoat VERY DARK then leave it in for awhile. I left my petticoat in for 2 full cycles of the washer on the heavy setting (about 45 minutes). Go by the color of the TULLE NOT the smoother outer fabric. This fabric will always be lighter than the tulle)
10. When your petticoat is the color you want, you have to rinse it until the water runs clear. I did this in the washing machine (Just let it run for 1 cycle up until the rinse cycle, then right before it rinsed I restarted it. I let that second cycle run the whole way through, rinse and all)
11. Bring your petticoat back to the shower to dry. You may want to double check that you can run water through it and it will be clear. Hang your petticoat up to dry over night. By the next evening it should be completely dry and beautiful!
I hope this helps someone!