SCIENCE

I ended up buying 6 yards of trim on ebay, after the very convincing argument of $0.97/yard.

Here’s what it looked like:

Boring beige curtain trim snooozefest

Boring beige curtain trim snooozefest

So I pulled on some rubber gloves and my best mad scientist expression:

BWAHAHAHA FEAR ME

BWAHAHAHA FEAR ME

I used about 2/3 a packet of purple RIT. I also bought some fuschia RIT, since all my fabrics are on the redder end of purple (rather than blue), but turns out that the pure purple RIT was the exact color I wanted and didn’t need extra pink.

After:

A Very Obvious Lesson about dying natural fibers (cotton background) vs artificial (poly embroidery)

A Very Obvious Lesson about dying natural fibers (cotton background) vs artificial (poly embroidery)

I also balled up some white tights and tossed them in the pot:

Pretending I look cool instead of a 70s tie-dye throwback

Pretending I look cool instead of a 70s tie-dye throwback

SCIENCE! Good for historical costuming and badass tights!

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