So I decided to Martha Stewart-MacGuyver it. For $1.50 (after a Michaels coupon) I had a package of Rit fuschia fabric dye. I considered orange or yellow, but ultimately went with my gut…pink.
If you’re looking to dye a dingy sweater using the bucket method, gather the following things:
- Dingy sweater
- Gloves rubber
- Grungy clothes to wear (white T-shirts need not apply)
- Food service bucket
- Something to stir with
- Hot water
- Sink (preferably not the stainless steel sink mounted underneath your granite countertops)
- 1 cup salt (for best results) if you’re dyeing cotton
The Rit package also has instructions for using the stovetop and washing machines. Pick the best method for you and read all instructions before starting.
I wore my “new” sweater to work on Tuesday paired with my favorite pencil skirt, black patent pumps, and girly accessories. I knew a pink sweater was the right decision when a coworker asked where I got it. I shared my little secret and now she’s contemplating what to dye of her daughter’s clothes.