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Sunday, September 30, 2012

I've been DYEING to try this!

So I washed a new dress with a few other things, you know the stragglers...not sorted...no big deal, right?
...nope...
That new dress "bled" all over the said stragglers.
Please tell me someone else does this with their laundry!
To make "lemonade" out of these "lemons" I decided to try RIT dye.


I used Pearl Grey and changed those peachy/turquoise towels to a beautiful shade of grey.
I love them!

before:


after:


While I had the batch made, I took a white top that had seen better days
 and it too came out the softest grey.


The colors are off on my monitor, but it's a solid grey.

Well, that was so easy, I thought I'd give another shirt a try.
Originally, it was a dark shade of pink... it turned lavender and kept just a touch of pink around the collar.


This was so much fun...I was hooked!
 I tried Petal Pink and Tan RIT Dye together for a dusty rose.
(1 Tbs of pink, 1 tsp of tan)
I used another white top...it was well worn and ready for a change.




Quite a difference, isn't it? It's like new...and ready to be worn!
Next, a pair of regular khaki pants.


These turned out to be the prettiest shade..


...they can go either pink or peach.

I now have "new" outfits to wear from clothes that had been sitting dormant for a long time.
So, do you have any clothes that might need a second chance?
Try your local fabric store for a variety of RIT Dye...it really is fun to see the transformations!

I'm joining Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch for her Metamorphosis Monday.

Basic instructions:
Pearl Grey -  Sink/Bucket Method
I set up everything on my kitchen counter, by the sink, with newspapers covering my counters.
Dissolve 1/2 powdered package with 2 cups of very hot water - stir well (I used a glass jar for this part.)
Add 3 gallons of very hot water to a bucket (I used a metal bucket) - stir in powdered mix thoroughly.
Wet garment to be dyed with hot water and add to dye batch. Stir constantly until desired color.
Remove from bucket and rinse in warm water then cool until water runs clear.
Wash item in warm water/cool rinse with mild detergent - dry in dryer or air dry.

Please read this link for very important tips for coloring, clean-up, and alternate methods.





3 comments:

  1. This is a very neat and interesting article. Your clothes look great. I especially like how the pretty pink shirt came out.

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  2. Sharlotte......you are "the most"....everything you think of & DO is just amazing.....original...beautiful...gorgeous.....a very special person you are !!!!!!! Thanks for sharing such wonderful things !!!!!!

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