Thursday afternoon I re-opened the t-shirt bundle and hung it outside to dry. The combination of vinegar and sun turned the rusted areas more brownish than orange which I found very appealing.
Kinda wish I could have stopped there and worn the shirt, but the heavier rusted areas were a bit stiff and there was a slight aroma of vinegar still wafting from it. So into the washer it went. I wore it today when we ventured into New York city to take the girls to see dinosaur bones at the American Museum of Natural History.
Even tried to get a good shot of it tonight after the girls were in bed. This accidental photo was the best and shows just how much rusting was washed out. More orange-y rust than brown now. Not as much coverage. It's still cool, but I need to figure out how to keep more of the color in. If you have any thoughts, please pass them along.