As I said before I’m trying to finish things I started – well, almost a year ago I dyed a blue denim Jacket brown. I had bought it on ebay thinking it was brown because of a really bad photo and needed to remedy the situation. As I never got round to posting the finished item I thought I would upload it now – for completeness.
I had to take this in daylight or the colour would have looked wrong so the image isn’t particularly good but the colour is clear which is what I wanted to show – I am really pleased with the result considering how different it is from the original, have a look.
I thought I would do something different this week and dye a denim Jacket. I love to use dyes to update or change items which I don’t get good use out of for one reason or another. In the past I have dyed clothes, shoes and handbags. I have always stuck to dyeing natural fibres like cotton or linen and leather and my earlier results have usually been good. (In more adventurous times I have done batik, tie dying and used fabric paints and pastels to add colour to an old item, all good fun.)
So this time I have decided to re-vamp this jacket which I bought last year on eBay for £5 and have hardly ever worn.
Continuing with the brown and lime green theme which I’ve got going recently I’ve bought a brown Dylon washing machine dye and hopefully I will end up with a new brown denim jacket which might go with some of my summer clothes and which I might wear a bit more. I will add a picture of the finished article once it’s been dyed, washed and dried …