So along with about two to three thousand other kids, I have burton 2L pants, baby blue and green. They're great snowpants, because i'm super tall and skinny, and the suspenders have totally eliminated the need for a belt. Only problem is, I hate the color, and the way they look, because everyone and their sister has them. So lets get to the meat of this thread: I'm going to dye my snow pants, and I want to die them all black. I've searched around a bit for a solution, and happened upon dispersion dying. Since the pants are 100% polyester, other dying methods would prove useless when pitted against polyester. I found a site that helped me out a lot with what I'm trying to do.
My main question is, has anyone successfully done this before. My plan is to dye the pants all black, and put something between fabric and paper to create a design on the pants using the blue sections. If anyone has done this, I'm interested to see how it turned out, and what methods were used. If not, I'll be posting pictures to show how it went. Peace!
I have no help to offer, but I am interested in the end result. Good luck to you.
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not everyone can go out buy buy pants when they dont like the color of their original ones. and i have thought of trying this to but i dont want to risk ruining a good pair of pants. good luck, post pics when your done.
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I'd just say sell your pants and buy some with the cash you get. or don't care that you look like everyones sister
Dude, joke's totally on them, you should make a t-shirt that says 'all you fools suck' and on the back it can say 'I rule coz T-dawg said so' and yeah, you'll be rockin it shibby, new steeze brah, wikkid! ~PhattTim
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This is absolutely the way to go. You use wax and an applying tool to make the design and then you dye the pants. The waxed design areas will not absorb the dye and will remain the original color. Here's the problem: for dye to work, it has to get absorbed into the fabric. How are you going to get a liquid absorbed into waterproof material? If you can figure that out, then the batik idea is exactly what you want.
bleaching weakens the fiber of the pants, and looks shady as shit. Furthermore, bleach doesn't work on polyester.
I'm not buying new pants and that's final, so if you feel like telling me to buy new pants, just don't post in my thread because I don't care. I'm really interested in dying them, because it seems like no one has done it before. If I succeed with this, it will be really helpful to other people who want to do the same thing as me. Finally, for the person who posted about people dying people- People aren't meant to be purple colored, and my snowpants aren't made out of people, so you are very unhelpful
there´s no way to get color into a polyester fabric by using dyestuff. the plastic fibers are colored during the production process. the only possibility you have is to put textile color on with e.g. a brush but then your pants will possibly get labored. on top of that it won´t look consistent.
sorry for having no better news about that -
but there are other possibilities:
did you think about flock-coating yet? since you do want to use the blue color for a design you could go the opposite way and invent a black design which you can give to a textile-print shop where they cut it out with a plotter and flock it on your pants - as far as i know that shouldn´t even be too expensive. you could as well make a print-design but that would be more expensive unless you know someone who can do screenprints at home.
anyway i find it a very cool idea of yours to create your own design so good luck for that!