(Closed) Wedding dress dyeing?

posted 10 years ago in Chicago
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Does anyone know how to do it themselves?  I want to dye my first dress black ASAP and wear it to our company holiday party!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I’ve used RIT dye for tie dying before but I think Mrs. Eggplant wrote a post about crynoline dying in her washingmasching and she used RIT was well and had great results. good luck!

When using a color as dep as black, I would caution that you follow the ddirections carefully as too much water will give you a grey dress.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Hm.  Grey might be kinda cool too!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ooh! Be careful if you are thinking of doing it yourself. Some fabrics (including 100% silk organza) are finished with a chemical that creates the smooth sheen of the fabric. If you get it wet this finish comes off and your fabric will be permanently pulled and wrinkled (the wrinkles can’t be ironed out). It’s called "crocking" and is permanenent damage. My dress was ruined just from getting wet in the rain, so I can’t imagine how bad it would be if it were submerged in water!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The only advice I was given was watch out for the stitching.  The dress may be a dyable fabric but if they used a polyester thread it might stay white.  This happened with a corset of mine – made for a really interesting look, but likely not what you want for a formal dress.

Good Luck.

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