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#1 MoonPie

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

Stupidly left DD's uniforms on the line for a day or two too long. The dark blue of the bottoms and the red tops now have sun bleach/faded lines through them sad.gif Is it possible to somehow redye them? Google isn't being a lot of help. Is it as easy as soaking them in blue or red fabric dye?

Edited by Rebothy, 02 February 2013 - 06:40 PM.


Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

I'm not sure, but that must of been some extreme heat. I am in Perth where it is super hot and no fading issues even when the clothes have been left on the line for 2-3 days. Maybe I need to hang the bright colours in the shade?

#3 Mercurial

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:42 PM

No idea sorry.  I would assume that yes you could dye them.  Coudl be hard though if they have logos on.  

During summer I hang DS' school uniform in the garage.  Navy shorts, navy plaid shirt, bright red house shirt, they all fade so easily in the sun.

#4 MoonPie

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

It was extreme heat and we had some health issues going on so they got hung and ignored for longer than I care to admit Tounge1.gif I like the idea of hanging in the carport, it would be easy to run a line across, thanks.

I might visit spotlight tomorrow and do a test shirt, see if it affects the logos.

#5 twinboys

Posted 02 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

If they are the schools official uniforms I would actually take it up with them/the supplier and see what they suggest.

If they have the SPF factor in them they shouldn't fade should they?  shrug.gif  

#6 ~Kay~

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

I don't know if this is appropriate in your situation but I have coloured in bleach marks on clothes with permanent marker before. Would depend how big the lines are.

It lasted a long time but needed to be repeated eventually.

#7 ubermum

Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

If they are cotton, they will dye very well. If the logo's are synthetic thread, they shouldn't be affected. I have a few Bonds wondersuits that dyed beautifully and the sewn on Bonds logo on the chest wasn't changed in any way.

#8 ednaboo

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:43 AM

I would colour them with permament texta.  I find using dye a PITA.  Cotton is not hard to dye but any polyester content will make it much harder.

#9 tick

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

I love dying clothes! My favourite dye is the dylon machine dye thst they sell at Woollies because the washing machine does all the hard work. Works best in a front loader. I wear lots of black which always fades on the line so I re dye it all every few months and they're like new again.

#10 EsmeLennox

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

I would just leave them. School uniforms... Meh.

I suppose I *might* soften and do something if it was going to be a big deal to my kids.

#11 leo the lioness

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:13 PM

Not sure about the dyeing but I peg everything inside out so as to avoid them fading.

#12 ~Supernova~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (leo the lioness @ 03/02/2013, 03:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not sure about the dyeing but I peg everything inside out so as to avoid them fading.

I do the same. Clothes last so much longer.

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