Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Dye! Dye! Dye! (Part 2)


What can I say?  I'm hooked on dyeing.  Spend $15.00 to transform a bunch of sad, stained, but generally sturdy garments into beautifully renewed and beautifully hued new wearables?  Heck, yes!  Take the above -- grimy white booties, a lovely but see-through skirt, a splotched top...add a few items that were sadly stained by an errant red dishcloth....All are things that it seems silly to get rid of, but probably wouldn't even be accepted by Goodwill in their current state.  Dye to the rescue!  I went with the pricier i-Dye from the get-go this time, having learned my lesson about cheaper dyes during my earlier forays.



Olive green is one of my favorite colors; even though I really loaded the machine up with clothing, the end result was a wonderful, deep green.  The darker color was a good choice for covering up more persistent stains.
 

Such an easy, satisfying project.  With the i-Dye, the washing machine does all of the work for you --   pulling your clothing out at the end is a bit like Christmas.   It always feels good to find a way to continue to use something rather than discard it at the first sign of trouble.  Me: 1, household stains and red dishcloths: 0.

10 comments:

Cal said...

I love dyeing too! It really transforms and rescues clothing.

GemmaJoy said...

You've inspired me to dye something

えみこ said...

omg!!! I love this color and they look fabulous!!
I especially like how the booties and the cute top turned out.

I have enough projects on my list but maybe I will be adding another one; dyeing.

imba said...

The results are really good. I'd love to give this a go myself - where did you get your iDye? I can't seem to find it via google-searching.
Thanks! Catherine.

Seedling said...

Yay! It's so cool that you guys have been inspired to try this too. I've had such a great experience with it. It's like adding all sorts of new things to your wardrobe without going shopping (or spending [much] money.) Catherine, the i-Dye is from Spotlight. They seem to have a really good range of vibrant colors.

angelina said...

darling booties..

Mel @ Wildflower said...

Fantastic - I'm going hunting for iDye! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tip :)

Seedling said...

My pleasure Mel! I hope you have success with it. I'd love to hear how it goes!

imba said...

Thanks! Off to Spotlight shortly. I'm going to try it on fabric, rather than clothing. I bought some recently and I love the feel/weight/texture but hate the colour. I got it anyway with a dyeing project in mind, so here goes...!

Seedling said...

Catherine, that's awesome! I'd love to see/hear how it goes for you....