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can i colour polyester if so how?

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almostanangel Mon 23-May-05 12:13:05

hi i have brought a lace jacket thingie i would like to wear over my dress for our vow renewals..but my dress is a delicate cream and the jacket is very white.can i dye the lace jacket thingie?thank you ,

Twiglett Mon 23-May-05 12:16:29

I would assume you could machine dye it with dylon - but you'd probably need to check the packet first (its very very simple)

word of caution - wouldn't try to dye it to match but to blend - like go for a coffee or a brown maybe?

almostanangel Mon 23-May-05 12:20:25

thank you twigglet, yes i was thinking maybe a diff colour would be good def not white though,but it was the only colour they had and was exactly what i wanted acept wrong colour lol ok i will look at dylon ooh i shall see if they have a website,

SoupDragon Mon 23-May-05 12:21:41

I think dying man made fabrics is tricky - the dyes for natural fibres won't work IIRC and that's what the machine dyes are for.

almostanangel Mon 23-May-05 12:25:32

oh website says choose another fabric,,how helpful lol [dylon website]

almostanangel Mon 23-May-05 15:19:01

so i cant then ha! with nothing i was all smug as it was perfect now its ,,,sniff sniff ,sob

sunchowder Mon 23-May-05 15:32:59

Can you try a tea bath? PG Tips kind.... The worst that can happen is it is ruined....I have never tried dying anything other than cotton.

almostanangel Mon 23-May-05 21:07:27

bumping for anyone else that might have an idea its like a net curtain,,looks better than it sounds lol

almostanangel Mon 23-May-05 21:07:28

bumping for anyone else that might have an idea its like a net curtain,,looks better than it sounds lol

starlover Mon 23-May-05 21:11:56

I have tried to dye a top which i think was a polyester mix... i wanted it black but it came out grey....
so you could try doing it a dark colour and it may come out light...

Twiglett Mon 23-May-05 21:14:14

I've got an idea but you might not like it

could you get some material that goes with both dress and jacket and have a seamstress loosely line the lace - so I'd imagine a satiny / silk in a mocha colour maybe?

might must make the jacket look whiter though .... still just a thought

almostanangel Mon 23-May-05 21:19:18

starlover thats a good idea.! dh has had an idea buy a scap of poly and try the dye,why didnt i think of that

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