Back to the Orchard Dress

Walk on the Wilde Side Dress
DIY High/Low Tee

After living in the south for a while, you get used to quirky season changes.  Of course, it’s fall, but with temps in the mid to upper 80’s on random days, you’d never know it.

Enter this extremely summer-y dress:

Why hello there, Strawberry Shortcake! :/

So what can I do?  I want something autumn-y for a day spent at an apple orchard and wineries in NC.

I made a dye bath in my washing machine with a bunch o’ this:

A whole bunch o’ this!

…and just a little of this:

…and just a dab o’ this!

And look what we have now!  :)

A perfect Fall hue!

Now my dress is perfect for a super-warm, but still fall day with wonderful friends!  :)

Pre-Apple Picking Coffee time! :)
Ready to pick some apples! :)
Forget Jack and Jill…It’s Jonny and Jill! :)
Welcome to Sky Top! :)
Mmmmnnn…Wine! :)

Just a perfect day with wonderful friends in a fabulous frock!  Who could ask for more?


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24 thoughts on “Back to the Orchard Dress

  1. Love that dress!!!! Hope you enjoyed your time at the NC wineries and orchards. I’m in Virginia and we love our orchards and wineries! Now, if I just had a dress like yours, it would be perfect! :-)

  2. I am always tickled when I read your blog because it always looks like you are having the time of your life. I love your zest for life and, my goodness, you are a busy lady. I’m not too lucky in dying things just yet, but I’m working on it. Looks like the perfect dress for a fun afternoon….. What did ya do with all the apples ya picked???

    1. Aw, thanks! This was a really fun trip! :) Keep at the dyeing…you’ll get the hang of it. I was boring and just ate my apples as-is, but one of my friends made a lovely pie with theirs.

  3. So pretty! I’m impressed with how you got the color just right. Do you measure the dyes or just pour until it looks good? I love that picture of you two skipping through the orchard.

  4. My jaw literally dropped when I saw the resulting color after the dye job- AMAZING! BEAUTIFUL! MAAVALOUS, DAHLING! :-)

  5. I love that you live in SC! I live in the Greenville area, and sky top is a mandatory trip for my husband and my self every year!

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