My mom recently passed this wool sweater from J. Crew along to me. I can't ever turn away hand-me downs... even if I won't ever wear it, it's free fabric! I have a tub full of old shirts, pants, sweaters and skirts, all waiting to be turned into something new.
This sweater fit well, but after wearing it for a day I decided I just really did not like the color. At least on me. I was almost about to toss it in the fabric bin, until I remembered this post I saw on MADE about dyeing fabric. Of course! I could dye this sweater to a color I liked!
So that's what I did. I purchased some dark brown liquid dye from Amazon and got to work. The additional tips for dyeing from MADE were also helpful.
Ta duh! A new dark brown sweater, all for $3.49. Not bad.
I wanted to show a close up of the buttons and stitching. I was surprised that the buttons were dyed along with the fabric. And interesting that the thread was not. I guess you never know what's going to happen when dying, but I quite like how it turned out!