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roseinbloom1023
« on: July 13, 2008 02:20:50 PM »

I bought this dress on sale from Old Navy.  I loved the shape, but the color just made it look cheap and me look sallow.


I decided I wanted to dye it burgundy, but there was no burgundy dye to be found.  Instead I bought pink, brown, and red, and attempted to mix them. 




I then pretty much winged it, dying-wise.



And then I got a little carried away with the extra dye:

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And here it is on:

« Last Edit: July 13, 2008 02:30:43 PM by roseinbloom1023 » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008 02:27:15 PM »

That burgundy is a beautiful color on you! The dye colors worked really well.
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008 03:51:20 PM »

I like it better in the new color. Very attractive dress on you!
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marieC
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008 04:33:40 PM »

Why do they even make grey clothes?  It's a color that looks awful on 90% of the population.  Much better in burgundy. 

Speaking of burgundy, do you think you could dye with wine?  Not that I'd use good wine, but maybe wine that had gone bad?
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roseinbloom1023
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008 04:46:32 PM »

thanks so much!

and marieC, I would think you probably could dye with wine... it certainly stains carpets well enough. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2008 08:03:40 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2008 04:04:40 AM »

Wow i am surprised that you got such a rich color getting dark colors is such a pain.

Bravo!!!
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