Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dye-It.

I have this cream colored dress. It's a true cheapy {Forever 21} but that does not negate my love for wearing it. It's simple and summer-y and I have been unable to wear it for a year because of some sort of grease stain.

This is the original dress on our honeymoon

Certainly this can be salvaged. Here's how I did it:



Let it simmer in the pot of water for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally and wait. This is what Buster looks like when he waits for us to get home.

Rinse the garment under water until the water runs clear then enjoy your new garment.


Rit also carries a whitener/brightener product that I plan to use on our duvet. It's looking shabby and sometimes bleach doesn't cut it.

8 comments:

Britt said...

I just found your blog and am loving it! Beautiful! And I love your solution for the spot on your dress. Looks great.

Jessica Ranjbari said...

thanks for the info! I would love it if our screened porch looked like your sunroom in the end! Hopefully we'll get a good estimate and be able to do it :)

love what you did with your dress, by the way - I've always been afraid to try the clothing dyes. My dad always uses mineral spirits on oily stains and it works great - but hey, now you have a new navy dress!

Whimsy World said...

looks great. I have always wondered if dye would cover grease stains. I thought it just might absorb more or less dye on that spot. Good to know it didn't!!!

mary caroline said...

great idea for your dress! as soon as I saw the first picture in ivory I thought to myself that you wore one to dinner the other night that was navy. haha. It looks fabulous!

paula said...

I have a few dresses I have been wanting to try this on... yours turned out beautiful.

Heather said...

Wow, it looks amazing!

Mrs. Limestone said...

Wow, I had no idea those RIT dyes worked so well! (I figured the results would be splotchy) Thanks for sharing.

Pink Wallpaper said...

so great!! love the dress and the shoes :) and you are so pretty!