Having searched far and wide for a pair of green heels that weren't skyscrapers, I purchased a pair of white satin heels online, with a view to getting them dyed locally.
Little did I know how difficult it would be to find someone who could dye them for me! Sydney was the common recommendation when I was asking round - hairdresser, drycleaner etc. There was one other option in Newcastle, but at $130, I thought it was a bit excessive.
I went googling and found a few forums discussing dyeing satin ballet slippers, I thought that surely it wouldn't be too hard to dye my heels.
I also want to dye some of my calico bunting, so picked up various green dyes on one of my trips to Spotlight.
I had my final dress fitting on Saturday, wearing my shoes. So today I set to dyeing the heels.
I used the Dylon Amazon colour first, the colour on the packet looked pretty close to what I was after, but once the first coat had dried I realised it was way too pale and too olive.
|Dylon amazon green|
|Shoe 1, Coat 1 of Dylon Amazon Green|
|1 coat on both of Dylon Amazon Green|
So once dried, I went over them with a coat of Jacquards iDye Kelly Green
|Jacquards iDye Kelly Green|
|Left Kelly, Right Amazon|
|Both Kelly - coat 1|
|Just ignore the mess on the towel!|
|1 coat to go, then sealant|