I recently saw my wonderful lace wedding dress – unfortunately the ivory charmeuse lining under the ivory lace is not the color that was anticipated (too light, darker color would make the lace pattern pop out more)
I’m wondering if there is any possiblility that I could darken the ivory lining underneath myself (since it cannot be replaced)? I realize this would be an extremely delicate process in order not to color the overlying lace, but I think the two layers can be seperated enough that it could work.
1) Will charmeuse take a stain/dye?
2) What would you suggest using for the coloring? I’ve done tea-bag staining myself on other cotton garment…seems that could be a gradual process of darkening the fabric to the ideal shade.
3) Is this an absolutely terrbile idea? Obviously I don’t want to ruin my dress, but the alterations department isn’t making any other suggestions :/
Here is the dress (in the cafe lining which is too dark for my skin tone).
Thanks for any input you have!