In December, I won a dress from Beth's blog, Parsimonia. I was ecstatic! I received the dress and was so excited to try it on! The only problem was that as a pale redhead, the color of the top looked baaaad on me. There are definitely certain colors I can't wear and this particular gold/brown color looked pretty rough against my skin. I felt so guilty that I had won this beautiful dress but couldn't make it work for me!
I decided to take a risk and dye it. I had seen other bloggers dye formal dresses with great success, so I took a chance because I love the style of the dress!
I used a bottle of black RIT dye and added a cup of salt based on the instructions on the bottle.
I let it soak for 45 minutes and when I glanced in, I could tell something was not right... I pulled it out and... womp womp:
It's definitely not black... The top barely changed and the bottom turned pink/lavender. I actually tried again with TWO bottles of dye and let it soak for even longer, and it came out just slightly darker that time.
Some friends have mentioned that synthetics don't dye, but if I remember correctly, the fabrics were all listed on the RIT bottle. The top is a polyester spandex mix while the bottom is polyester, spandex, and rayon.
Anyone have any hints or tips for changing the color more? I love, love, love the style of the dress but the brown/gold still isn't working for me... unless I get a spray tan. :)