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heyladyerin
« on: November 05, 2007 01:13:35 PM »

This is my first attempt at dyeing of any kind. I was having a real hard time finding colored opaque tights in my small town, so I dyed my own. I think these were ideal fabric because they just seemed to soak the color right up. I'll try to update the post when I wear them out tonight.

Sorry you just get the link. This is my first post.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8957007@N03/1877650583/
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sugar-magnolia
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007 02:53:58 PM »

Wow, what a cool idea!  I love bright tights, but I can never find really opaque ones.  What kind of dye did you use?  (Sorry if that's a stupid question, but sometimes they say not to try dyeing synthetics with them)   They'd be awesome as part of a really mod outfit...  Smiley Tres cool.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007 07:19:50 PM »

What an adorable idea!  Those are great!
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heyladyerin
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 10:07:30 AM »

I used plain old RIT dye and combined the boiling and soaking methods on the inside of the package. (basically, dumped boiling water into a bucket)
When the tights were dry and put on, they had faint lines where they had stuck together while drying. It looked fine on, but being a perfectionist, I have hand washed them a few times and the lines are disappearing. I'm not sure how to avoid this unless i had a mannequin leg to stretch it out while it dries.
BTW- the tights were made of mostly nylon.
 
These pics are of the blouse I dyed while the water was purple. The second is a close up of the smocking that turned out nice. ( i didn't smock it)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8957007@N03/1890892111/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8957007@N03/1891724758/
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Weddy_in_Paris
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007 10:15:06 AM »

Both tights and the blouse are awesome ! Dyeing is so great ! What color were the tights before ? White ?
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heyladyerin
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007 04:40:39 PM »

Technically the tights were ivory, but only because they didn't have my size in the white.
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sugar-magnolia
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007 04:40:48 PM »

Thanks, that helps a lot.  I'm gonna have to try this! 
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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007 02:02:20 PM »

Those are wonderful colors!! They look beautiful. I love bright, vibrant colors, especially in the winter, and this is a fantastic idea. Thanks for idea!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2008 08:49:29 AM »

I would never have thought of doing that; what a good idea. They look great!
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« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2008 03:32:07 AM »

Both looks great, but dyeing tights is an awesome idea! Might have to give this a go when I can get the right dyes...
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