Lemon Sherbet Dress

Georgia Winery Dress
Peepshow Top

Is this supposed to be a nightgown?


Seriously...Is it?
Seriously…Is it?


While I certainly do look quite angelic in this human doily, I can’t get over the ruffles or the whiteness of it.  I hate wearing white.  I’m far too clumsy for it, and I feel like it makes me look even paler than I already am!

You can probably guess what I did next!




Here’s what my dress looked like as it soaked up a bit of dye in its bath:


Looks like sherbet, doesn't it?
Looks like sherbet, doesn’t it?


Once my dress way dyed and dried, I chopped off that bottom ruffle.


That overlapping layer means I don't even have to stitch a new hem!  Huzzah!
That overlapping layer means I don’t even have to stitch a new hem! Huzzah!


Then, I lopped off some of the bottom hem, starting at the serged part above the lace.


This will be my future sash!
This will be my future sash!


So the color and the length are looking much better, but It was still to floufy for me.

Time to de-flouf!


It kind of looks like a fin, doesn't it?
It kind of looks like a fin, doesn’t it?


Stitch the fin!
Stitch the fin!


I cut off that extra material with my pinking shears, gave my new dress a good press, and was ready to meet some fab friends for some Moscow Mules (my favorite summer beverage!).


So summery!
So summery!


This dress isn’t my typical style, but I really do like it!  I love the new color, and I like how the lace stayed white, giving the whole piece a little more interest.  :)

My friends liked it too!




Okay.  That’s just silly.  from now on, all of my pics will be dark and mysterious, okay?


"Look mysterious!" I told Erin.
“Look mysterious!” I told Erin.


"We have to look mysterious!" I told Mark.
“We have to look mysterious!” I told Mark.


Apparently my idea of "mysterious" is looking off to the side.
Apparently my idea of “mysterious” is looking off to the side.


I blame the mules!
I blame the mules!


We don't look mysterious at all.  :/
We don’t look mysterious at all. :/







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47 thoughts on “Lemon Sherbet Dress

  1. I really like this cute peasant style dress on you. The color is great for summer and so perfect that the lace stayed white!! What does Douglas think of it??

    1. Thanks! The lace parts are made of polyester, while the rest of the dress is cotton. Cotton LOVES dye, but polyester doesn’t. :)

  2. I always get sad when you chop off ruffles, because lace, ruffles and bows are the love of my life. I would wear the “before” piece as is. I do understand that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and you look stunning in the “after” picture. <3

  3. I love this transformation. I love the color. My first thought tho, when I saw the angelic white, was that you’d do a tie-dye!!

  4. This is mind-blowing amaaaaaazing! I’m so curious on how you mix colours together to create the most lovely of shades. I’m also pretty pale, and I have tried wearing white, but apart from white tees or shirts – which I always pair with red lipstick – I can’t bring myself to wear a white dress…I was given one recently, gorgeous and so comfy, but it’s going to have to be dyed for me to wear it ;)

  5. Looking fab as always – but then as you are so beautifully slim everything looks great! Whereas on me (a UK size 16!) it would not loook so fetching!!!!

  6. Love the dress – too cute! Do you ever worry you might meet someone in the street and they say – that looks suspiciously like a nightgown I wear!! ;)

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