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Dye Thrift Store Shirt

The thrift store was having a half price sale last week and I found a very nice knit top (either 100 percent cotton, or cotton/poly) for $2.50. It had black trim that I liked, and a pattern with black plus several shades of red and pink that I thought were too bright. I almost passed it up, but I decided to bring it home and run it through a couple baths of black dye. It worked like a charm to considerably darken the colors to shades of purple and burgundy, something I'll enjoy wearing. It even looks more "seasonal" for fall!

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By ChloeA from OH

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October 12, 20100 found this helpful

Not a bad idea, if you already have the dye on hand. You probably saved overall. More people should see the possibilities in thrift-shop buys.

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