Re: Dying Advice
- Is it possible to remove the sleeves where the caret strip is then try recleaning the rest of
the bodice instead of dyeing the whole thing? You could then remake the sleeves
somehow. Just a thought, maybe make lace sleeves that would compliment the bodice and
add some of the lace to the skirt in some fashion.
--- In TheCostumersManifesto@yahoogroups.com, queenortart <queenortart@...> wrote:
> I've had a disaster.
> I have a rather beautiful Victorian bodice and skirt. The skirt is a mid
> claret silk, and the bodice is cream heavily embroidered silk, which was the
> most expensive fabric I'd ever bought at the time (about £120 a metre.) The
> sleeves were made with a band of the claret silk to tie the two pieces
> It went to the dry cleaners. I am sure you'll all have an idea of what's
> coming. I now have a very fetching skirt and a bodice hideously streaked
> with pink. My own fault for not testing them in advance but hey ho. The
> cleaner has tested the sleeves and there is still dye coming out and they
> really don't want to attempt to clean it again. The only thing I can think
> of to do is to dye it some colour that should take on both claret and cream.
> I've dyed a couple of things by putting them in the washing machine with a
> dye pack, but I know very little about the process.
> Can anyone offer me advice, I guess I need to soak the bodice until the dye
> stops coming out of the sleeves to begin with, and then find a colour
> (black?) which will cover both.
> I'm in the UK but if there's somewhere else I should be buying dye from I
> can do so
> "Praise the beautiful for their intelligence and the intelligent for their
> Giovanni Giacomo Casanova
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