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Kevin
Curious June 2021 Ontario

Dyed wedding dress

Kevin, on April 27, 2020 at 08:37 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 5
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Hello,

Has anyone ever dyed there wedding dress? I was supposed to get married in October and we rescheduled till April 2021. I have my dress already. With all this time, I have started thinking I should dye part of it. The bottom, or top or all off it. Just wondering if anyone has ever done that? How did it turn out? Regrets?

Tanya

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Latest activity by Ashley, on May 18, 2020 at 15:30
  • Ashley
    VIP August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Ask the location you got ur dress from they might know what to use or can direct you to someone who does it professionally

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  • Eden
    Frequent user August 2021 British Columbia
    Eden ·
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    It's important to know exactly what fabric your dress is made of.
    Natural and synthetic fabrics need different dyes for it to take
    properly, and the process of dying is different as well. As Amelia
    mentioned you may end up with thread that does not dye depending on what
    kind of thread it is. However if you are aiming for a light pastel
    color, you may not notice the difference. I think if you want to go for
    it, I would recommend doing the whole dress as it may be hard to get it
    even just trying to do the bottom. However if you had some natural lace or design you could try to paint the dye on with a brush exactly where you want it, this wouldn't work for anything synthetic unfortunately as that requires you boil the material with the dye. It would help to see a picture of the dress as depending on the design you could do many different things. I don't think it's a bad idea, but I do think you should be prepared for the chance of it not working out and you needing a new dress, just in case.

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  • Kevin
    Curious June 2021 Ontario
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    Thanks for all that info! No, I have not done any alterations yet. Will do that for sure

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  • Amelia
    Master October 2020 New Brunswick
    Amelia ·
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    This could be a really cool way to have a one of a kind dress.

    Have you had any alterations done yet? If not when you do I would ask for some of the scraps to test how they react to different dyes. Some synthetic fabrics don't take color well, so you might end up with white thread on colored fabric or different layers might not have consistent colors.
    I would also talk to your seamstress about how to rinse and wash the dress to set the dye, since you don't want to end up looking like a Smurf if your blue dress isnt colorfast because it can't be washed.
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  • Monique
    Devoted August 2020 Saskatchewan
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    Following, I want to try this as well!

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