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If you ever find yourself in need of a Victorian style costume, here is how to create your own using old clothing, dye, and a sewing machine! Follow along with Corinne of Threadbanger to find out how. For more information on this project, watch the video, and for more rockin' DIY style, subscribe to Threadheads on iTunes!

Materials:
standard bridal petticoat
Rit dye
rubber gloves
old towel
newspaper
large pot
salt
detergent
stirrer
scissors
pins
sewing machine


Step 1: Dying the Skirt

First put down some newspaper, put on the gloves, open the dye, and read the directions a couple of times.

Fill up your pot with hot water, add the packages of dye, a scoop of detergent, some salt, and stir very well. Then heat it up on the stove.

Get the garment completely soaked with water.

Since the item we're dying is pretty large, we're gonna use a big plastic tub to do the actual dying process in. Otherwise, we would do it right in the pot where we did the dye bath. Put your garment in the dye bath and completely submerge it. You wanna leave it in for about a half an hour and the whole time you should be moving it around because it needs constant agitation.

Once you've reached your desired color, take it out and thoroughly rinse with cold water.

Then hang it up to dry.
That's really cute!
WOOO look great! And CUTE! :P
I love the corset!! did you make that?
Love the dress! So far no great finds near me! *pouts* But deff going to do this as soon as I have all the parts!
This is AWESOME. Worked out great. LOVE YOU, MR. T!
Love it! Love it! Love it!!! What more can I say?
this is great, i've made a victorian dress before but with a pattern. this is much more vavavoom ad vibrant than mine though! LOL
<em><strong>Can you wear this sort of stuff on the Playa??</strong></em><br/>
You can wear <em>anything</em> on the Playa. ;)<br/>
much better than the "sweeney todd" shirt. My wife loves this.
I love the painting behind her! "I will drive myself crazy" Neat interview and costumes!

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