Corduroy Dyeing

Hi Jennifer, I’m wondering if you can help me. I have just purchased a green corduroy jacket on eBay. The green is way too loud and I am thinking of dying it a deep wine color. The jacket is 100% cotton with a 100% polyester lining. I have read that the polyester won’t take the dye, but the seamstress will charge too much to remove and replace the lining for the sake of dying. My question is if it is possible to dye my jacket without removing the lining? And how can I get a rich deep wine color from a bright lime green? Thank you so much for you time. Nicole

Hi Nicole,
1. It’s all an experiment, so you must be willing to deal with any outcome.
2. You won’t be able to get a clear, deep red, more like a grayed tone.
3. Try using olive and fuchsia reactive dyes from www.dharmatrading.com. Read all instructions before proceeding. I suggest dyeing in the washing machine for most even results.
4. The lining will not be harmed, but it won’t change either. You’ll have a dark-reddish jacket with a lime lining. The thread and all stitching will remain lime green, too.
5. Dyeing is a warm-water and agitation process, so the cotton part could shrink and twist.
6. Another alternative is to sell it on eBay and keep searching for the perfect jacket.

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