Dyeing clothes with the Dressing Your Truth Program

The Dressing Your Truth program has all the instructions to help Type 2's create the perfect tone and Type 3's the perfect shade for their clothes using dye.  I tried dying some old things about a year ago, but I didn't follow the directions like I should have and the clothes turned out spotty (ALWAYS dissolve the dye in 2 cups of water beforehand).  The other day I found a great flowing Type 2 skirt, but it was white.  So I decided to try my hand at making it the right color by dyeing it along with some other white things I had been saving in my closet.


I used a top-loading washing machine and this time I REALLY followed the directions on the Mauve Rit Dye package.  I kept the wash cycle going for about 30 min (I had to keep restarting the agitation cycle before it reached the drain cycle).  When the clothes were done they were the color of the shirt above.  That wasn't the exact color I wanted so I used a package of Pearl Gray Rit Dye and dyed the skirts and a shirt again.
 This is a sweater that I left in the mauve dye for less time.
This is the final color of the skirts and shirt.  I like the more grayed effect of the mauve color.
I really love the drape of this skirt and it's hemline.  
I bought the shirt at Charlotte Russe and the skirt at Marshalls.
It's been so much fun to discover my Beauty Profile (Type 2) and Dress My Truth!

See my Before & After Dressing Your Truth photos


6 comments:

The Ethereal Artist said...

You did such a fabulous job! I've been wanting to dye some things but keep chickening out. You have inspired me to really go for it!.

DreamPacker said...

Absolutely stunning! Love them!

Audrey said...

Thank you! I hope you have good luck too. Being able to use dye on clothes you like but aren't the right color opens a whole new set of options.

Stacey@Real Southern Living said...

Love the skirt and the colors everything came out in! It reminds me that I need to re-dye some things that didn't come out right in a gray bath. I don't have a top loading machine so it makes it more difficult!

Audrey said...

My front-loading machine broke about a month ago and we quickly bought a top-loader off of craigslist. When I did my first dye batch a year or so ago I used the front load washer. I think that was another one of my problems.

Rachel Gurney said...

I know that this is an old conversation and chances are that those who commented previously aren't going to see my comment, but I want to say that I have been using my front loading washing machine to dye my clothes and it has worked wonderfully! Just make sure you use a long enough cycle. I push the "power wash" button so it's washing in the dye for at least 30 minutes. Make sure you dissolve the dye in 4 c hot water before adding to the machine. I add it at the same time the water is filling up the machine.

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