Dyeing A Satin Wedding Gown Purple

Hi Jennifer… could you tell me if it is possible to dye a white satin wedding gown purple? I wanted to use this dress as a costume. Also, if so , what kind of dye do you recommend and how to do it at home.
Thank you

Dear Cheryl,
I have tried dyeing old wedding gowns several times without much luck. They are mostly polyester taffeta or satin which will not take the dye. IF the dress is silk, you have a chance of success, keeping in mind that the thread with which the dress is sewn will remain white. It’s really too bad that this will not work, as you are right, they would create great costumes.

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