Dye For Faded "denim" - the Fashion Spot
How to Join
front row
purreow*'s Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: US
Gender: femme
Posts: 428
I have a pair of "denim" (not really denim, but they're designed to look like denim - very thin denim-like material / cotton) trousers that have faded from too much washing. Normally, the look of faded denim would be no problem, but they have faded from a very dark, dark blue to a medium colored blue that's just rather boring.

Has anyone tried dying anything similar to this to get a darker color, or restore the original darkness? Any tips?

  Reply With Quote
Soviet Camaro
tangerine's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Barbary Coast
Gender: homme
Posts: 17,067
Back before I became too lazy, I used to like the results of using procion dye on cotton. Permanent cold water dye, great colors, unfortunately somewhat labor-intensive.

Here is a link to one website that sells it (this was just the first result from Google, I have no endorsement of or experience with this vendor. It's just to give an idea of the process.)

after all, it was you and me
  Reply With Quote
Spacemiu's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Gender: homme
Posts: 9,444
dharma trading is a really good company, i recomend them

Oceans of angels, oceans of stars
  Reply With Quote
Naturellement pulpeuse
PrinceOfCats's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The 'other' bit of the south of France
Gender: femme
Posts: 10,169
A little emery-tape or gauge 1 glasspaper might do the trick

-Jamais fille chaste n'a lu de romans
  Reply With Quote
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

denim, dye, faded
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. 2018 All rights reserved.