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Coffe and tea dye for a second chance…..

Sep 26, 2010
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I designed and made this silk chiffon dress a couple of years ago.  It has been embellish with guipiur lace at the top, and it was all pure white.  Now days, it was going to be used again and decided to make a change of color.  Since I come from the “land of coffe” I decided to use coffe as a dye, and it worked beautifully.  I had to give about 6  “layers” of color since it is darker on the hems and center front oppening,  The lace did not take the color in the same way, the shade was different, and that is where I had to use tea, and the color came perfectly.  I hand washed  and put a bit of vinegar in the first wash (6-7 washes, after every dip into the coffe!!!) and I can assure you that is color fast.  Hope you like it and dare to experiment with “Costa Rican Coffe!!!”

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  1. SeaSprite July 20th

    I love the soft flowing lines of the garment and how the colour is subtly darker towards the hem.
    Te dress is beautiful either colour, but the coffee has given it a soft warmth that really sets it apart from white.
    Congratulations on such a beautiful creation.

    My attempts at dying with coffee and tea were not so successful!!

  2. Merlene December 5th

    I love rea dying white fabric can be so boring sometimes the tea gives it that timeless look

  3. nanacosta October 5th

    Thank you very much sews4fun!!!

  4. sews4fun October 1st

    Lovely! You must be very proud and you should be!

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