Jenny La Fleur
a change of color - Jenny La Fleur
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a change of color
***Attention fabric dye goddesses***

I've decided I don't want another 1780s cream jacket ensemble so I want to dye the cream petticoat I just made and leftover fabric a robin's egg blue (to match some jewelry I have). Am I really stupid to not disassemble the skirt (taking the waistband off) before I throw it in a dye bath? I don't want to have to redo all the pleats if I don't have to but then again I want it to dye evenly. Opinions?

Also what combination of colors should I use, a light blue with a bit of yellow based green yes? I think that is right...


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strawberrykaren From: strawberrykaren Date: November 12th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC) (link)
I'd go with undoing the pleats ... and I'd also look for a dye (like at Dharma Trading Co.) close to the color that you want, so that you don't have to fuss with mixing colors (like the Procion in robin's egg blue, for example, though you might want to test it first to make sure the dye on that fabric will match your jewelry).
peggyelizabeth From: peggyelizabeth Date: November 12th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC) (link)
I'd take off the waistband.
Even if it dyes evenly, you might someday decide to use the fabric for something else and then you run the risk of it having not dyed the fabric inside the band or a funny undyed line where the stitches are.
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: November 13th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC) (link)
You probably will have to undo the pleats for it to dye evenly. I hate undoing pleats, too. Thats why my pirate skirt is too big still. :)
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