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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...


5 Pro Tips (ok, warnings) to know BEFORE gown shopping

5 Pro Tips (ok, warnings) to know BEFORE gown shopping

1. Have the talk.While the gown can be the piece of the puzzle that really provides some momentum for inspiration and planning, it is crucial to at least begin the discussion with your partner about the style for your celebration.  The gown of your dreams for a surfside elopement may differ from what you would select for a black tie ballroom affair. 2. Shop your closet.Do you inexplicably gravitate to flutter sleeve V-necks?  Analyze your "comfort zone" items and why you love those.  Then pull out the special dress that makes you feel like a vixen.  Why is that?  Does it...