Adventures in Dyeing Clothes

Dyed JeansSo, I have these jeans. I bought them in…2005? And they are still the comfiest jeans I own. The problem is, they are really faded. So pale that I don’t feel like they’re really up to public wearing. But I couldn’t pull the plug on them. RIT Dye to the rescue! I used denim blue, which seemed highly appropriate.

Jeans BeforeThis is what they looked like before (Also, who is this silly model frolicking through our set? Kids these days!)…

Dyed JeansAnd this is what they look like now! They really seem like new jeans to me. There was already a wear pattern, so the bottoms are darker than the top, but I don’t mind at all. I’m just really happy I don’t have to throw these guys into the Goodwill bag just yet.

Blue DressI also had this floral dress that I wasn’t sure what to do with. It fit pretty well, but the pattern was a little too busy for me. I decided to try to muddle it up a bit in the dye bath, and (Again with this silly model!)…

Blue DressIt worked! I like the print much better now that the color is more subdued. It’s nice and wrinkled here because I wore it to church before we took these pictures. Oh well. I was thinking when I first put it on that the collar was way too high–Eric laughs at me (with me?) because I cut the collars out of all my pj shirts: I don’t like to be strangled in my sleep! But after I wore it for a while, it felt pretty comfy, so I think I’ll leave it as is for now. Many thanks to my patient photographer, who puts up with all kinds of silliness, and, in fact, appears to enjoy it.:)

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