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I am terrible at dyeing fabric


I haven’t had luck finding fabric in the right color, so I had to turn to custom dyeing my own. The first was trying to get the color right for the blue/teal-ish color of Zia’s jacket.


I’m trying to decide between #1 and #5. (Or perhaps I should find something between the 2?)

Numbers 1-3 use only Teal. #1 and #2 are the same dye bath. #2 was just in there for a shorter time. #3 had twice as much Teal in it.

Numbers 4-6 use a combination of Teal and Royal Blue. #4 had equal parts Teal and Royal Blue. #5 and #6 use more Teal than Royal Blue and are from the same dye bath. #6 was in for a shorter time.

I had more luck dyeing the brown fabric. I couldn’t get the right shade of brown, so I bought it in khaki since it’s a lighter color, then I dyed it from there. The dye bath was a combination of Sunshine Orange and Navy. The brown came out just right.


However… when it came to dyeing the whole thing… I messed up. I must have put in too much Navy because it really doesn’t look orange enough.


Ugh, I’m going to have to try this one again.

It’s especially been a pain since I don’t want to use my washer. I’m afraid of colors being left over afterwards, so I bought a couple plastic containers from Target. I have a 6.5 quart one for test swatches and a 66 quart one for large amounts of fabric.

I need to get these colors right before I can start sewing =/ I have most of the pattern completed at least, which I’ll show another time. I just need to adjust the sleeves and collar right now. Still hoping I can have most of it done this month, but uh… we’ll see XD;;

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