The bride left this gown with a friend 3 years ago. The friend kept asking her what she should do with it. Did she want it? Finally, the bride said, "Just get rid of it!" I saw it on freecycle, wrote stating why I wanted it = to use the material. After a couple of weeks, when no one else responded [she really wanted someone to use it as a wedding dress], she gave it to me.
Now some facts and questions. The material is a heavy polyester satin, lining is polyester, and the tulle is nylon. I will not be using the tulle. I intend to take the gown apart and use the pieces. It is a size 28, so there is LOTS of material. I would like to dye the fabric. Any suggestions on what dye to use. I have never dyed before. However, I would really like to do shibori IF it is not too difficult. I want to use this to create a jacket [or cape] to wear to an April plus a dinner-dance in September for my 50th high school reunion. Any and all suggestions welcomed.
Back of Gown showing staining on front