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« on: March 23, 2013 02:43:32 PM »

This is the first time I've attempted to dye anything besides my hair Wink.

I got this tank through a sale online and thought it would be much, much pinker, and lighter - so... light pink Smiley. But noooo... it was more like a nude color. When I put it on it looked like I was naked minus any obvious curve lines lol. Smiley this would not do! *think, think, think* I have a few packets of Rit dye from freecycling and purple? Why not try purple... Smiley so today I let the magic happen Smiley

I posted up a quick tutorial on my blog following the instructions for a single smaller item and used the bucket method. Here is the after and before pics Smiley all in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Smiley

Have you ever dyed something? If so what was it? How did it turn out?



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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013 06:58:39 PM »

Looks great,wouldn't have known
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013 07:22:58 PM »

woo hoo Smiley Thanks Andrea! Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013 09:54:57 AM »

Great job, I've never had great luck with dying.  It was never uniform...

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013 11:10:48 AM »

thank kjlutz! My camera didn't pick it up too well but there are some color variations. I'm just thankful it's no longer nude color Wink

« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013 12:19:39 PM »

I like the variation. I've done tie dye, but also dye in a spray bottle to create an ombr look, or bleach in a spray bottle to create a pattern. Usually after I've already got a spot on something. Lighter weight fabric in a pale color does best. I tried a faded pair of jeans and the color barely shows.


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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013 01:13:37 PM »

jenleahlynn oh - I like the spray bottle idea! I bet the ombre effect would be fun on lots of things Smiley Thanks for the idea!
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013 05:23:26 PM »

WOOHOO! Way better than nekkid Wink

« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013 09:20:08 AM »

Alexus! Cheesy It's true - almost makes it okay to go outside of the house now Wink tee hee Smiley Thank you! Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2013 06:12:06 AM »

The color is wonderful.

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