Hello there! Sorry for being so long absent. I’ve been extremely busy coughing up my weight in phlegm for the past month. :/ I don’t know or understand the cause of my grody lung gunk funk. But now, it appears that I might actually be getting better! Huzzah! :D
Of course, the best thing about feeling better and no longer being stuck in bed is getting back to refashioning! :)
While digging through my big bin o’ refashionables, I stumbled upon this yellowed white dress that I never managed to get around to revamping over the summer.
As anyone who knows me can attest, I cannot wear white for more than 5 minutes without spilling something on myself. My day is actually just a long cycle of accidentally sloshing different beverages and sauces upon myself, but luckily my wardrobe consists mostly of dark colors, so ha! It’s my little secret (which I just foolishly shared with all of you). This dress isn’t all bad. I love the pleats, but I don’t like the dropped waist or the length.
I knew I didn’t want to leave this dress white, so I reached for a bottle of blue!
I set up a dye bath in my machine, and let my dress toss around in it for about 45 minutes.
After my dress was dyed & dried, I saw that it actually ended up being more purple than navy. No big. All I wanted was to make it not white, and I like the color purple too.
To fix the length, I made a chop!
Then, my new dress got a new hem!
I’m not done! To give that dropped waist a little more definition, I needed to make something…
I turned my fabric tube right-side-out and then sewed up the ends. After a good press, my new dress is no longer in distress (hot rhyming action!)
I just rolled up the sleeves to take care of their awkward length. Now I’m all set for a lovely & warm afternoon!