If you can’t keep a wedding dress in the closet, there are a few changes you can make to get a new dress. So, with the color, you get a perfect dress for an evening. Discover all the essential steps to dye a wedding dress.
How to dye a wedding dress in polyester, nylon, or polyamide?
The dye of a dress depends on the type of fabric. To do this, you must inquire about the type of fabric of the wedding dress from the seller or from the dress label. However, if your dress is made of multiple fabrics, then you need to do multiple dyeing. It is also important to wash the dress well, untie it before dyeing. After this step, you can start dyeing the dress by hand or with a machine. However, by using a machine, you get lighter colors.
For hand dyeing, you must have a large container with enough water capable of holding the dress. Then pour the color intensifier and powdered dye into the contents. After this mixing, the dress should be added, heating until the water simmers. Finally, maintain the temperature and stir frequently for at least half an hour. At the end of this process, wash the dress and let it dry.
However, if you opt for machine dyeing, you must dissolve the products upstream and then pour the contents into the bottom of the drum. Then put the dress in the machine and dye it at 900 or 950, without pre-washing. After this first cycle, it would be necessary to carry out another cycle at 400, then rinse and dry.
How to dye a cotton wedding dress?
Cotton is one of the most easy to dye materials. Whether by hand or with the machine, the process is easy. On the other hand, the machine eliminates the need for color patrolling and brews the dress better, allowing you to achieve a uniform dress. To this end, here are the different steps to follow:
- pour the dye, fixative, and salt into the machine drum;
- carry out the first wash cycle at 400 without pre-wash and;
- go to the second wash cycle at 400, to rinse the fabric thoroughly.
This procedure allows you to obtain a dress that is well dyed, but also durable. However, if you want to do it manually, you will need a powdered dye, soda crystals, stainless steel, aluminum or plastic container, and gloves. The first step is to prepare the solution by diluting the powdered dye in hot water. Then, pour the contents into the container with hot water and put the wet dress in it, and mix for 20 minutes.
Finally, add the diluted soda crystals to the container, stirring for 30 minutes. Now take out the dress and rinse until you have clear water. However, you can rinse with hot water.
When you opt for a good dye and follow these steps, you will achieve a flawless, well dyed dress.