why don’t you: just dye it…

while at a client’s home last week – we were purging the closet…and came upon a blouse that the client really loved…but it had a stain that couldn’t be removed…so obviously…she wasn’t wearing it…but couldn’t part with it…as it was one of her favorites…

so i say…”why don’t you dye it?”

the client was pretty surprised by my question…but…depending on the fabric…this is a pretty easy procedure…as long as the color you are choosing will be darker than the one that it currently is…

to which prompted this blog post…

i use RIT dye…which can be found at pretty much any fabric store…the variety of colors might surprise you…just follow the instructions on the bottle…but i’ve also included a video below as a tutorial…

my whole thought is…if for whatever reason…the dye doesn’t take to your liking…the item was already not wearable…so you really haven’t lost anything…right?  but i have found that the best fabric that the dye works on is 100% cotton, linen, silks, and synthetics like rayon and nylon…

but possibly…you just might have your once favorite item back…in a fun new color…

so…happy dyeing…and please do share your dyeing stories in the comments below…

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