So, this may be new to you!
Dyeing gives you so many options. For example, if an item fits great, is a great price, but the color isn't my Type 2 Tones - I buy it knowing I will dye it. and it will be perfect! Then it's one-of-a-kind!
I was first introduced to the world of dyeing when I learned Dressing Your Truth. In this system I am a Type 2 and wear Tones (grayed colors). So if something wasn't right - I just dyed it!
Here is what I dyed recently:
|You may remember these little beauties from my jean post. Now they are perfect!!!|
|I bought this shirt at TJ Maxx for $10, I love the ruffles, but it was too bright for me, so I just added a little Pearl Grey and Voila!|
|Bought these at Plato's Closet for $13 (well they were free after I traded some stuff!).|
Love the fit, but again, too bright. I used the recipe Plum from the Dressing Your Truth recipes, but it was too rich (more of a Type 3 purple) so...
|I soaked them in more Pearl Grey for 30 minutes.|
|Just right! I wore them last night and got all sorts of compliments.|
*Note: Thread does not dye, it is synthetic.
But I kind of like that it doesn't dye, so I can show people what color it used to be
and they are always shocked!
|Dyed this swimsuit this summer! Love it!|
|You can dye in your sink, a pot, a tub, or your washer. The sink is easiest for me.|
(Notice our farm fresh eggs!)
I am so pleased with my results! I have great success dyeing things for me - but for some reason I can never successfully dye Tanner's clothes! The same day I dyed 5 white shirts that I was sure would be great additions to his wardrobe, but alas, they looked like poorly done Easter eggs - speckled and blotchy. Yikes. Well, I guess now he has some good Type 3 work shirts!
I wish I had a picture of my hands after a day of dyeing. They are alien-like - green, blue, purple! Every time I start dyeing I regret not having gloves (and a gas mask - I have rainbow colored snot for a good day after too).
I primarily use RIT Dye. They have loads of colors and recipes on their site. If you haven't tried dyeing - go for it! Let me know of your successes!