Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Dyeing A Swimsuit

7.12.2012

Dyeing A Swimsuit

I made this swimsuit and it is the absolute perfect fit. I couldn't love the fit anymore than I do. I really loved the fabric, but it's starting to feel girly. And I'm so pale, from a distance it blends in with my skin, so I look like I have nothing on. I've never dyed a synthetic fabric before so I thought I'd try it on this swimsuit.
I used a tiny bit of navy that I had left and dyed it in the washing machine, and it came out a fantastic purple.
 
I love that you can still faintly see the original fabric print. I wish it would have been a lighter purple. (I seem to always put in too much dye. I need to learn to stop doing that!) I only used a little bit of dye, but it's hard to know what dye will do. I'm happy with the result, and I'll wear it a lot more often now that it looks like I'm wearing something.
 
Who knew that swimsuit fabric dyed so well? It even kind of dyed the bra cups inside. There's another one my sister made and doesn't wear because it has too many colors that I'm going to try to dye black. 

1 comment:

  1. Such a great idea! I absolutely hate my bright pink bathing suit, and am seriously considering this.

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