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« on: January 04, 2005 05:53:15 PM »

i have this black crocheted skirt i bought at target a couple of years ago, and i love it. the only problem is, since i wear it alot at home and to band concerts, it has faded to an ugly dark grey color. Embarrassed i was wondering if any of you crafty chicas or chicos or whatever could help me try to dye it back to black. any suggestions are welcome! oh, it does have a black staticcy slip underneath, so that might get in the way, idk. thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2005 11:34:09 PM »

is it cotton?  if so, it will probably dye pretty easily with an at home dye, but it will fade again eventually too.  you should wash it in cold water and keep it out of the sun to slow the fading.  check the tag to find out if it is cotton.  if it is polyester you can still dye it, but make sure the dye you use says it is okay for that fabric because some aren't. the lining shouldn't matter, you can't really hurt if it is already black, it probably won't take the dye at all.  if you have a fabric or craft store near you, they should have dyes you can use in your washing machine.  (make sure you run an empty cycle to clean your machine before you put other clothes in there!) 
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saltytango
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2005 11:20:26 AM »

thanks i should try that ^.^
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