Coat, Opitz (overdyed) – similar – more cargo coats
Tee – Gap
Skinnies – courtesy Karen Kane
Boots, Miz Mooz Shelley (no longer available) – similar (in deep purple)
Scarf, Desigual (no longer available) – more Desigual
Earrings, art fair – similar
So, remember this coat?
Well, I over-dyed it last weekend and I’ve gotta say I like it SO MUCH MORE now that it’s black! (Posted an initial photo over on Facebook Sunday evening.)
I used a process similar to the one outlined here, but since I wasn’t sure of the fiber content I tried a new-to-me product: iDye. iDye has a natural fiber line and a “poly” line, which can be used in combination for fiber blends. The dyes come in tiny, soluble packets for reduced mess (still gotta be careful), and they worked beautifully. The natural versions can be done in the washer, but the poly required stovetop. I stirred for a looooooooong time to get this result, but I’m just thrilled. I think the coat will get far more use now that it’s less … well, white.
Anyone else know of good fabric and clothing dyes? What do you use? (Note: Always, always follow dye package instructions!)
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