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« on: September 07, 2006 03:47:29 PM »

Help!  I am trying to put together a Rita Skeeter Halloween costume and have been searching Ebay like crazy for a green satin suit to vamp up.  I have found a lime green suit but it's not shiny, and have found a satin suit but it's white (with some embroidery).  I am thinking of trying to dye the white satin and pick out the embroidery but it seems to me that satin may not take dye.  Does anyone know if this can be done? 
Your help is much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2006 05:33:06 PM »

Unless your satin happens to be polyester, it probably won't even survive water, let alone dye.  I don't know how well polyester dyes. 
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2006 10:21:28 PM »

Polyester will not dye at all, your satin needs to be something else - silk, rayon, nylon, cotton, wool, etc - to take dye. These satins will dye just fine, although the hand/shine might change slightly. However, the inner workings of the suit might not enjoy being immersed in a dye bath - interfacings can shrink, etc, causing general wonkiness. I would either keep looking, or break out a sewing machine and some green satin.
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