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« on: February 08, 2012 04:05:42 AM »

I think people will get sick of me, but here it goes, again!

My sister and I are Irish dancers, and we practically have our own Troupe (long story). The 25th of February, we have our first big show coming up, and we are rushing to get everything done. To make sure that we won't spend too much money on clothes, my sister decided to dye some of the fabric using what nature supplies. Being the season, we decided on red cabbage for our purple/blue dresses for the nymphs.
It was tricky, as we used old curtain fabric. The kind of see-through fabric, synthetic all the way. Anyway, it turned out okay. It didn't colour evenly, but that wasn't our goal. It's also not a solid colour, but slightly faint. Also okay.

Biggest problem? It smells. No, let me re-phrase that, it just stinks! My sis is currently cutting the fabric, and she using paper tissues to block her nose, to prevent her from gagging. We have to DANCE in that... Sis tried to wash it today, but even ordinary water, no soap, takes the colour away. No help there... Do you have some ideas? We really want to make it work, and I'm a bit afraid that we might end up as bad-smelling nymphs.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012 08:11:40 AM »

My first thought is baking soda.  Try a small bit and see if it effects the color.  Maybe Febreeze  (sp.?).  I think that a fabric softener would just cover the smell, but maybe use it after the baking soda. 

Good Luck,
Louise
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