5 Tips for Dying Clothes

This white dress had been hanging in my closet for years. Someone actually gave it to me because it didn't fit them, or they didn't like it. Honestly, I didn't like it much either... but it fit me so perfectly I couldn't get rid of it. Did I mention that the hand-me-down came with ever so slight pit stains? Gross. 

Solution: just dye it orange! Why didn't I think of it sooner?

I am excited to share with you 5 Tips for Dying Clothes

1. Natural fibers like cotton and silk dye best! Blends won't take on the full color but you can dye them.
2. Mix your dye with your water first, then add WET fabric
3. Add salt when dying natural fibers and vinegar for dying synthetics.
4. This seems kind of obvious but, the longer you leave it in the dye the deeper the color will be. Be patient. Your fabric looks a lot deeper in color when it's submerged in a dye bath. Resist the urge to take it out early!
5. Only dye in your sink if it's stainless steel. Dye can affect porcelain, especially if it's scratched.

Now I love this dress! Because it was white cotton it dyed evenly and perfectly. Now I don't have to feel awkward, like I should be getting married, when I wear it.  AND no more second-hand pit stains.

I hope you try it! I would love to see what you do.  XOXO

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