I bought surplus jodhpurs the other day that were grey, and I've decided to dye them black to fit my costume--
Unfortunately, even following the directions, I found that they darkened a shade or two darker while all the threads did indeed take the dye.
What did I do wrong? Am I dealing with pants that simply cannot be dyed?
Were they all cotton? Did you follow the timing directions for the shade you wanted?
The majority of us won't know, we'll just be thinking "mmmm...a man in uniform...."