My white Ann Taylor Double Weave Cropped Pants (that I managed to ruin before being worn):
After being dyed with RIT (Cool Red #121--1/2 bottle Cherry Red, 1/2 bottle Cocoa Brown, 1 cup salt, and ~5.5L of hot water), which was supposed to end up like this:
Turned out like this:
Now it's...mauve??? =( Not even close to what it was intended to be. UGH. There was far too much polyester content in these pants for the color to take properly. When I read the bottle cautioning that it wasn't great for 100% poly, I knew that there might be a problem. I crossed my fingers and hoped that it had enough cotton in it since these pants are 40% poly and 60% cotton. I even ended up dumping in the entire bottle of cherry red, but it seemed the pants were as saturated as it was going to get. And to add insult to injury, the rust stains that I was trying to cover up looks worse. I'm not really sure what to do now. My dad suggested I make them black or navy, but I'm not even sure that it will take that color well either. It might turn out some gross greyish brown color. Argh. These pants are turning out to be too much work. Any thoughts or suggestions?