This is a LOT of fabric! I always have a hard time finding 100% cotton knit and I love it for panties. I have some new white Fruit of the Loom men's undershirts I am going to try some dyeing on. Then it occurred to me that I might find black tees to make panties with my newly dyed black lace. Enter my local Wal-Mart. This is a men's 4X and it is about 2 yards of great cotton for $4.97!
It's been many years since I've used fabric dye and now that I'm addicted to making lingerie it goes hand in hand with dyeing lace and bra components. The lace below was nude before dyeing black to go with my Beefy Tee fabric. I used Jacquard Acid Dye purchased at Texas Art Supply . I used the stove-top method and it's very easy. Don't be scared away by the word "acid". It calls for nothing more than vinegar used to set the color.
Fehr Trade's Lacey Thong has become my all time favorite panty. It fits great, is so comfortable and makes up so beautifully with the addition of the lace:
I had enough foldover elastic for a second pair so I recycled this Vogue top from last season. This fabric is the softest rayon knit and I thought it would make a perfect thong.
The lace was up-cycled from a camisole. Can't wait to wear these!
I have white lace and foldover elastic on order so sometime next week I can curl up and dye. So far I've purchased the Jacquard Acid dye in black, teal, Aztec gold and violet. Lingerie drawer, get ready to rumble!