I want to bleach my black dress white. But it is satin and lace. Do you think bleach would work on those materials. How do I even begin with how to bleach it, in the washer. in the tub (someone said) and what kind of bleach? I don't even mind if the dress went grey. Just not sure of where to begin. Any help would be much appreciated.
I've experimented over the years, doing things like this and my experience is screaming "Don't even try this"!!!!! You are NOT going to get the end result you want..........PLUS you're going to totally ruin (what sounds to me is) a perfectly good dress. This is just my opinion, but I can tell you that doing something like that is NEVER as easy as you assume it will be and the end result will be a total trainwreck!
I agree with Grandma Margie and if you try to bleach the dress you will not be happy with the results. It will probably turn out to be a "dirty gray" color when you are finished, or worse, come out looking like a bad tie-dye attempt.
I'm not really for sure, but if it were mine I'd leave
leave the dress as it is.
You might be disapointed in your end result. It seems that (BLEACHING SATIN) would distroy THE SATIN Fabric. I could eat holes in it.
Hope this helps, Sherry.
I honestly don't think it's possible to get good results with such an extreme color change. Just can't go from black to white.
Sorry - you can't do anything with a black dress - unless you want to apply bleach in a tie dye fashion and make a pattern - but doesn't sound like it will go with a satin/lace dress
I have to agree with the other posts.
The type of fabric matters when doing a home dye.
Cotton is usally best. Synthenic fabrics are tricker if not impossible to dye.
Hope this helps.
I dyed a cream colored satin, lace & pearls dress a beautiful burgandy for my sister's wedding and had no problems with holes or anything. The dress was worn by my Granddaughter as the flower girl in my wedding 6 years ago. My sister's wedding was a year after mine. The only thing that didn't actually dye well was the lace part...it was just a bit lighter than the rest of the dress. It was beautiful, though. I used Rit dye on it and what I did was put the dye in the kitchen (stainless steel) sink full of water. I used regular bleach to clean up the sink afterwards.
If I remember correctly, my daughter went from black satin to white one time using Rit color remover on a satin dress...it didn't go white, but rather a really pretty silvery gray.
I say, if you don't like the dress (for whatever reason) and don't care what other color it will go, why not try it?
I agree that this would likely be a disaster. Even Rit Dye remover would not get this black dress to any attractive shade and would probably ruin the fabric. I wouldn't waste the time, money or aggrevation on trying this.
If you want to dye it because it's faded then just redye with black RIT. If you want a white one take it to a seamstress and ask for a duplicate white dress.
Agree with all the other comments don't bleach a black dress. That's a nightmare waiting to happen. Unless you want to get creative and do a tie dye look but that also sounds like a nightmare.
Ya, probably not a good idea. You could always buy a new one.
I may be late getting to the party, here, but- I've got 3 dresses bleaching in stages as we speak. I've had black t shirts go to a pleasant cream in the past but it depends on the fab, for sure- one of the dresses I'm working on now is black, polyester/rayon, its down to a dense dark grey (think wool slacks) and beautiful but I'm working to get it lighter.
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I recently ordered a top from eBay. The picture indicated it was a pale, dusky pink, but on arriving it's actually a horrendous fluorescent bubblegum pink. I don't really want to try and return it because last time this happened to me I just got brushed off with "the images look different on different screens" so I was wondering if it would be possible to simply bleach it down to a more acceptable colour.
I know the typical method of leaching dye using a chlorine bleach solution and a bleach neutralising agent, but this top is a 95% viscose/rayon, 5% elastane blend and all the research I have found so far has been incredibly contradictory, suggesting variously that the chlorine bleach method will either damage viscose, turn it brown, or be absolutely fine, and suggests no other alternatives. The only thing I have found at all is a blog post where the writer had dyed a viscose-rayon dress to be pastel pink and received chemical bubble-gum instead, but this only results in a responder repeating the chlorine solution method, claiming that they had used it after having the same issue with a cotton blend dress and that "bleach is not such a terrible thing for rayon", but no word on whether the OP tried it and what happened.
Has anybody got any advice on the matter?
(And that's the last time I order anything pink online - it's always pink I have this problem with.)
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