I just finished dyeing my chemise gown.
Turns out I should have checked my box'o dyes because I had sunshine orange
. I decided to go ahead and do some testing rather than pop out to the store though. I followed the original recipe which had 2 parts orange to one part pink (#1
), then I tried adding more pink (#2
). I dumped out the tye bath and started over, this time reversing the original, 2 parts pink to one part orange (#3
). I liked that but decided to add more pink to see what would happen (#4
). I still liked #3
so that is what I went with. I filled to tub sink with hot water, 3/4 cup salt, 1/4 tsp pink & 1/8 tsp orange, wet my fabric and dumped it in.
At the moment it's in the washer for a rinse & spin cycle with white vinegar. I'll have to wait until the cycle is done but it doesn't look like it dyed evenly to me. The shoulder straps look darker. I'm trying to hold on to the hope that it's just my imagination and not freak out but it's a challenge. Maybe I'll go work on my Poe sleeve and listen to my current audio book (Anne of Green Gables). That should keep me calm, right?