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Shen Dove Style: Same trench, new color

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Same trench, new color

I was going to give away a cream colored trench I've had for several years but decided to give it a new look instead by dying it after being inspired by Jessica and Megan's tutorials.

Rit Dye (scarlet)

I used Rit Dye from my local drug store and chose two colors, Sunshine Orange and Scarlet because I liked them both. I decided to use the Scarlet dye for the trench and plan to use the Sunshine Orange for another piece of clothing later.  This is the result.

Overdyed Trench

The coat is a little closer to coral than bright red in real life, but I like the color.  I guess I should have left it to soak in the dye a little longer for a deeper color.  

I'm quick to give away clothing when it doesn't get much wear, but I'm happy I re-thought getting rid of this trench.  Dying wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be and I definitely plan to try it again sometime soon.



At April 14, 2011 at 9:49 AM , Anonymous L of Avid Accents said...

yeah that RIT has been a lifesaver to many of my faded clothes.

At April 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Anonymous Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen said...

What an awesome transformation! I really need to give some clothes a new life with some RIT!

At April 14, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Anonymous Ebony Hughes said...

Love the color change!

At April 14, 2011 at 12:55 PM , Anonymous zarna said...

what a great DIY! i'm impressed!

At April 14, 2011 at 4:13 PM , Anonymous dotty said...

the trench turned out great! it will be neat to see it out and about in an outfit!

At April 14, 2011 at 4:53 PM , Anonymous Alex Elizabeth said...

I love red coats :) Can't wait to see it in action!

At April 14, 2011 at 6:21 PM , Anonymous Kimbercrafts said...

Oh, what a great transformation!

At April 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM , Anonymous Megan Nielsen said...

It looks amazing!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new colour!!! Can't wait to see you wear it!

At April 15, 2011 at 10:35 AM , Anonymous ShenDove said...

Thanks lady, you totally inspired me to try this!

At April 17, 2011 at 12:27 AM , Anonymous chantele cross-jones said...

Wow that looks great in bright red! Good DIY idea

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