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Unread 02-08-2012, 08:23 AM   #1
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question about darkning fabric.

question about darkening fabric.
I have a jacket that is a very bright red, meant for Aerith of Final Fantasy 7, and I would like to make the color more of a dark red, almost maroonish. less firetruck anyways. my question is, I have a blue top that bleeds like nothing else, do you think if I washed them together that would affect the color at all? in a good way? (I realize this could also affect the blue top, I'm okay with that.) or should I just attempt to overdye it? and if I should overdye it, with a darker shade of red? or try to blend it with blue or purple or something? I just need to darken it a few shades. incidentally, the jacket is denim, 98% cotton, 2% spandex.
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Unread 02-08-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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I would wash you shirt a few time to get it lighter and dye you jacket separate for a more controlled dye.

I recommend having a bucket of cold water on hand to arrest the dye when you get the shade your want by dunkying it in. It will also start the wash out the extra dye.
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Unread 02-08-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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washing with something that bleeds will give you blotchy faded colors. Also, red+ blue= purple.

I'd use a maroon or brick colored dye to over-dye your jacket, the best layering occurs when there is a common element.
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