Can I Dye Rayon And Lycra Dress

dressIs it possible to dye a dress successfully that is 92% rayon 8% lycra? It’s a terrific dress, just needs to be a darker green.
Thanks for your help,

Dear Jeannie,
Please read my article on Fabric Dyeing 101 for the first line of answers. It’s possible that you can move the dress a darker value of its current color. There are some caveats and things to keep in mind, however.
Write back if you have more questions!

2 Responses to “Can I Dye Rayon And Lycra Dress”

  1. Vivi says:

    Can I dye a light purple dress (100% rayon) to black and how?

  2. DizzyLettuce says:

    It’s really hard to get a dark, saturated black, but if you are willing to risk it, you could try. You can get everything you need, including the reactive dye black 250 from http://www.dharmatrading.com. You will need soda ash & synthropol (or Dharma textile detergent) – also ordinary table salt. I suggest that you perform this dyeing in the washing machine, for the best chance of an even color.
    Keep in mind that trim, thread, etc. will probably not take the dye, & shrinkage is possible.