Now this was a bit scary! I had this orange-ish jacket/sweater thing that someone gave me. The material is more like a long john. I never wore it because of the color but I had long resisted the urge to dye it because it was a pretty dark orange to begin with. Dying a white tShirt is one thing, but dying a darker colored shirt is dangerous ‘cuz you NEVER KNOW what color that thing will turn out! LOL I had visions of poopy brown if I dyed it purple, but what color could you dye a darkish orange-ish thing-ish??
So I got up my nerve and dumped in in a small vat of purple Rit dye for about an hour. Soaked the begeebers outta it!
I was pretty sure I’d have to throw it away, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it a very unusual and
LOVELY shade of purple!! Take a look:
Now I have to tell you that I did use a larger amount of Rit Dye than I usually do in order to attain this hue, but it was well worth it!
Tune in next week for another Purple Project and see if I can keep up The Purple Project each week until my 48th birthday in September of 2010! It’s getting difficult to think up new ideas but I promise to be creative and resourceful in fulfilling my challenge to myself.
I’d love to hear if you all are trying these at home and what your results were. Post a link to pictures of your creations here! And …Have a GRAPE Day!