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The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

With the Renegade Dye Lab now open (to bridal gowns beyond our own collection of nontraditional delights with pops of color), it has become necessary to back up and share a bit of education with brides about which fabrics dye best or not at all, stretch and shrink, and all kinds of textile science fun.  There are a few considerations.  We'll cover most in this post, but definitely be expanding upon some aspects and adding more visual aids in forthcoming posts. 1. What to Shop For 2. When To Alter 3. What to Expect from each Fabric 4. The Process 5. Our CredBefore...


Modesty Culture and Your Gown: Let's talk Serena Williams, judgemental Grannies, and navigating it all

Modesty Culture and Your Gown: Let's talk Serena Williams, judgemental Grannies, and navigating it all

We need to have a talk about the people we love and the general public policing our style choices.  Unfortunately, many brides will have to navigate their way through some unsolicited opinions from loved ones.  Grandma may want you to be more "covered up".  Conversely, maybe your well-intentioned besties insist your look is "too frumpy" and "needs more skin".  You yourself even think the thought "I don't want to give the wrong idea..."   Here are my inalienable 3 laws regarding YOUR personal style, for the big day and everyday.   1. Dress to make yourself feel good. It's the law that trumps...