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Old 03-12-2009, 04:25 AM   #61
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Oh yeah, clothes. I bought a suit at Goodwill for $25 and got it altered for $35, all for my older son's wedding. I also got a fantastic heather tweed sports coat for $6. Perfect fit!!! Of course, its a small point that I was buying clothes at the Starvation Army and Goodwill well before it became "chic" as CNN would say.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:19 AM   #62
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I was planning to fly across the country to go to a party that I really wanted to attend, but when I realized how much it would set me back I had to cancel. Feel bad about it, but I realy need to hang on my coin so I don't run my cash too short.

I have some holes in my jeans pockets where my knife rubs them. I think I will try to sew them up and keep the pants a while longer.

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Well, I have some older black clothes that have turned sorta gray after many washings - I bought some black dye and, voila! I have new black clothes. I ain't buying nothin' new.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:23 AM   #63
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Well, I have some older black clothes that have turned sorta gray after many washings - I bought some black dye and, voila! I have new black clothes. I ain't buying nothin' new.
Ditto - I have at least 10 pairs of black stretch jeans in my closet that have turned a dull charcoal grey. Fabric is sound and seams are intact.
May I ask how you did it? I didn't want to stain my home washing machine with the black dye. I was thinking I could do that and then run a full load, no clothes and some bleach added.
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Ditto - I have at least 10 pairs of black stretch jeans in my closet that have turned a dull charcoal grey. Fabric is sound and seams are intact.
May I ask how you did it? I didn't want to stain my home washing machine with the black dye. I was thinking I could do that and then run a full load, no clothes and some bleach added.
I bought liquid RIT at the grocery store - I didn't want to muck up my washing machine either so I put 3 gallons hot water in my kitchen sink, a cup of salt and the dye, spent about 1 hour pushing it around with a spatula and, presto, new black clothes.
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I bought liquid RIT at the grocery store - I didn't want to muck up my washing machine either so I put 3 gallons hot water in my kitchen sink, a cup of salt and the dye, spent about 1 hour pushing it around with a spatula and, presto, new black clothes.
Thanks for the info.
These black slacks used to be my everyday w*rk clothes. With so many pairs, I think I will have to do this outside in a big metal tub and stir it like a witches cauldron. I can carry the hot water outside for some good stair exercise. I can use the garden hose to rinse the excess dye off. My neighbors will think I'm nutz. I'll just smile and wave.
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