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Unread 12-29-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Lightening tights?

I'm trying to make armsocks. I was planning on using light grey tights from - which didn't happen. Instead, my mother (as I don't have a credit card) bought me much darker tights.
Here's a picture to detail exactly how much of a problem this is.

She won't let me buy another pair. The actual pair I need. My con is January 4th.
Does anybody know of any methods for lightening tights?
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Unread 12-31-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Unfortunately you can't lighten tights. Bleach will destroy the fiber and you can't dye them lighter.

Maybe try to stretch them out a little or wear something white on your arms underneath? That's all I can suggest. Good luck.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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Could've tried spraying them with diluted white acrylic paint maybe?
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Unread 02-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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Your best bet would be carefully painting it with slightly diluted white fabric paint.
I'm not too sure how spraying it will work. You may just end up with alot of dots.
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