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I'm Dyin' Here!
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In my Talk to me Tuesday this week I was wearing a white shirt (which is ridiculously abnormal because I only own two other white shirts), and I mentioned that I was going to be dying it for my "challenge" this week. I got the shirt, Call Forth the Strange and Embrace, from my favorite shirt site teefury.com on one of their grab bag days (shirts are $5, but the only thing you get to choose is the size). It has an amazing design, but the shirt is white (which is the reason I didn't buy it even though it is gorgeous).

Call Forth the Strange and Embrace

I decided to dye it to match one of my favorite pairs of PJ pants (since I always get teefury grab bags in PJ shirt size), so I went and picked up some dye. I did the dye in the sink and had so much fun with it. It looked so cool. And yes, the water is steaming because it was supposed to be hot water.


After filling the sink with hot water, I spent the next 40 minutes constantly stirring and sinking the shirt into the dye.

Hot dye

The finished shirt is just gorgeous! I can now enjoy this grab bag shirt completely!

(Dyed) Call Forth the Strange and Embrace

And if anyone is curious, I used violet RIT dye. The picture below is the closest to the color of the shirt, and it's almost exactly the same color on the bottle.

The shirt and the dye

In the future I won't hesitate buying awesome white shirts, because now I know how easy they are to dye.

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WOW! That came out great... I absolutely love the color!

I am dyeing tonight too!! Yaaay!

Thank you!

Were you doing yarn?

You are quite welcome!

Yes, yarn, I will be posting pictures of my process tomorrow.

YAAAY dying yarnz!! I can not wait to see

its such a cute design :D

I know! The cuteness just kills me.

Woot, that's awesome!

You know, now that you're into dyeing, if you ever get it in your head to make some cheap, light faire garb, you can now buy unbleached muslin and make it any color you want =D

oh, yes, it does look so much better dyed... I don't like to wear white shirts either.

They're the worst kind of hassle. No matter how much you take care of them or how many times you bleach them, they will never look as good as when you bought them.

Wow, that is an amazing transformation! You definitely need to wear it again for next week's TTMT!

I don't wear white shirts either b/c you can see through them and inevitably I will spill something on me that day.

The dye job is FABULOUS!! I would have never imagined you can do that and still keep the pattern design.

Also.. purple bubbles!

Oh yes, I always forget about the see-through thing. I only own black bras (and a couple of pink ones), so white shirts suck to wear. :P

WooHoo!! I love it! It looks sooooo much better.

Thanks! I agree, a white shirt is nice, but a super bright shirt is more fun. :D

Looks great, so much better than the white.

Thanks. And I agree. I'm happy to be the only one with this design in this color. :)

Hey, that's a great idea! Never thought to dye them!
I will have to suggest that to Mr. Ian, since he doesn't wear white shirts (except one with a swan on it, oddly enough) because he doesn't think they're manly enough.

Does he regularly assign genders to certain colors, or is it just that way with white?

He pretty much refuses to wear any color lighter than brown. He doesn't like blue much, either. He mostly sticks to black.
I am pretty sure he'd commit suicide rather than wear pink, though.

I get that. I rarely wear any color other than black. It's only when I'm in PJs or costumed that I'm in something that's not a black t-shirt and jeans.

I think he's a bit of a baby about color, but I do think the fact that he wears a white swan t-shirt is cute.

Love it in this color :) and now you can say your the only person in the world who has a pink teefury shirt (probably):P

Well, a pink teefury shirt with that design. They've had other pink ones, but none this shade. :D

Love the shirt in its new color!

what a great idea!! Love the color!

I adore the color, too. I own very few pink shirts (I have one other that I never wear), so this is awesome to have. :D

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