Day 203: Living My Life Like It’s Golden Skirt

Day 204: Have a Nice Trip Dress
Day 202: Meet me in Bali Dress

It all began with a skirt.

This skirt.

It’s not a bad skirt, but there are a couple of things I want to change about it.  For starters, I don’t like the black & whiteness of it.  By now, most of you know I’m pretty miserly with my dye.  That tunic from Day 198 wasn’t alone in its bath of Mystery Dye!

Mystery Solved!

So…now that color is looking awesome, but there’s a second problem!

Too Big!

Not a prob!  I quickly stitched a dart in the back of the skirt, which took it all in nicely!

Whirrrr! :)

Now that skirt is looking fab & fetching for a day at work.  See?  I’m sticking to my resolution to not dress like a slob in the workplace!  No jeans or flip flops for this gal!

Loving that golden hue! :)

I wore my fun new frock for a lunch date with a friend at M Vista, my faaaavorite restaurant here in Columbia!

Raw Fish & Seaweed! Nom! :)

The bad cell phone photo doesn’t do it justice, folks.

Oh dear…now I’m hungry again!  :)

Cheers!

Day 204: Have a Nice Trip Dress
Day 202: Meet me in Bali Dress

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7 Comments on Day 203: Living My Life Like It’s Golden Skirt

  1. redbamsews
    January 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Clever! Keep on refashioning.

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  2. Marianne
    January 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I love how the dye changes plain things to awesome! Do you dye your refashions in the washing machine?

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    • ReFashionista
      January 22, 2012 at 10:17 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks! Isn’t dye awesome! I usually use my washing machine, as I can just set it and walk away. I’ve done a few stovetop dyeing projects though…and jar dyeing is super-easy! :)

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  3. BeingZhenya
    January 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm (3 years ago)

    This has gotta be one of my favorites refashions of yours ever! xo

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  4. Chica Andaluza
    January 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm (3 years ago)

    The colour looks great. And so does lunch :)

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  5. Bold Wandering
    January 24, 2012 at 2:05 am (3 years ago)

    I have the same skirt and never thought about how amazing it would be to dye it. I won’t do the same color, but thank you for having awesome ideas!

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  6. Lilly Lee
    January 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Have you ever tried using natural dyes? For Halloween, I made the liner for my cape out of some left over silk which I hand dyed. Using a tablespoon of alum, some vinegar, a big pot of water and a bundle of Pearly Everlasting (a local weed) I turned the white silk to a beautiful gold colour. It’s worth looking into in the summer months – plus it’s really fun collecting all the plants for your dye baths :) The only catch is the dye won’t necessarily hold in some synthetic fibers. It will work best with natural materials like cotton, wool and silk.

    Here’s a site that gives a great list of the different colours that can be achieved using specific plants.

    http://www.pioneerthinking.com/crafts/crafts-basics/naturaldyes.html

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