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Is it possible to get an overcoat re-died?

trigirdbers

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I have a very old overcoat that is in otherwise decent shape except the color has begun to fade. Both because of the quality of the garment and because of its sentimental value, I'd rather restore it if possible even if buying new would be less expensive. Is getting it re-died a possibility? Going one step further, is there anyone out there who specializes in clothing restoration?
 

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Before you spend any money on re-dyeing the coat, read this post....

Blog post: Thinking about dyeing a garment?

Blog link: http://www.ravefabricare.com/true-quality-cleaning/2010/10/6/thinking-about-dyeing-a-garment.aspx

Alternatively, you might want to consider a gentle cleaning (to remove any odors, mustiness or old stains and enhance the intensity of the color and luster of the fabric) and proper storage (on a contoured hanger and in a breathable storage bag) so as to retard any further deterioration. As regards the fading, maybe you should consider that part of the "patina" of an old coat.
 
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Unless it was cheap and nasty (appears not to be the case) and has been left in the sunlight in a crumpled heap and been allowed to fade in a peculiar I would not see why you would want to. The blog imparts useful advice and I would add that a dyed overcoat might well 'bleed' onto you and what ever is underneath in even light rain which you are bound to encounter.

Surely an old and valued garment looks just that and you should wear it in it maturing condition with pride?
 

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I think the garment and its durability wouldn't be the same after another round of dyeing.
 

trigirdbers

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Ok, you've all convinced me not to get it dyed. Can the garment be restored in other ways?
 

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Depends. When did it die the first time? :laugh:


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Forget about the re-dye altogether. Post photos so we can see what you are talking about otherwise.
 

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