Hi dear Jennifer, I have read your 101 blog and found it very helpful. I just purchased a jacket cotton fabric 98% spandex 2% (not a knit fabric) with a very distinctive print pattern on it that I want to ‘overdye’ to dim down the print/colours a bit. The wash/care instructions on the jacket say “machine wash cold water with like colours only, non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low, warm iron as needed”.
The pattern is just a bit too fluoro orange for me. Its multicoloured repeated circular pattern in fluorescent orange, pale apricot and dark brown and pale taupe (pale greyish camel colour) , all on a white background. There is not a lot of white showing through, but the 2nd main background is the taupe with some white also showing through. I know it sounds awful, but the pattern is intriguing and the jacket is a really good cut and was on sale
I am thinking of dying the jacket a very pale pearl grey (I got a colour like this pearl previously with I think a blue based dying and I”m hoping a can find my earlier instructions.
What colour dye would you suggest to tone down the pattern?
Do I need to do cold water dyeing? like in the 101 blog? I understood the cold water dyeing is very hot water that is taken off the boil. or will this ruin my fabric?
Any other comments or suggestions also welcomed!
There are also some metalic pieces (zip, cord ends) on the jacket. Hope you can help.