The Grass is Greener Dress 1
Dress Refashions,  Dye Refashions,  Refashions

The Grass is Greener Dress

Ooh La La Hoodie Dress
Hey...Where the heck is Wannabe Wednesday?!?!

Thrift Score Thursday failed to happen this week.  Puppy ownerdom has been realllllly time-consuming!  Don’t fret!  The puppy is settling in nicely, and I’m getting back to my old productive self!  🙂  But, if you’re really deeply interested, my best find of the week was a Bialetti Stove Top Espresso Maker for $3.  Exciting, right? (meh)

Big Whup.
Big Whup.

Some of you guys might remember this post from about a month ago when I scored a big bag of stuff at the $1 a Pound Goodwill.

While there, I scored this dress:

Remember this?
Remember this?

Here it is again:

And here it is!
Refashion me!

Alright.  This dress is just a smidge too big and way more than a smidge too beige!  I decided I wanted to dip dye it, but I didn’t want any of the beige to remain.  Now, I could have just dyed it once one color, then dip dyed the bottom half, but I was feeling lazy adventurous and decided to try something new!  🙂

Two dyes, both alike in dignity in my fair kitchen, where we lay our scene!
Two dyes, both alike in dignity in my fair kitchen, where we lay our scene!

Do you see where I’m going here?  I wanted the top part of the dress to be green, and the bottom to be brown.

So, I prepared 2 dye baths…

Mkay.
Mkay.

And I added my dress!

See?
See?

I left my dress in its bath for about an hour, then gave it a good rinse & dry.

I wasn’t done yet!  I still needed to take it in, which I did like so:

Pin!
Pin!
Stitch!
Stitch!
Cut off the leftovers!
Cut off the leftovers!

I pressed my new dress, and now it’s back and un-beiged!  🙂

Wah-Lah!
Wah-Lah!
It's chilly. Put on a sweater!
It’s chilly. Put on a sweater!

The bottom is definitely a little wonky-looking, but I decided it was wearable for a night of comedy at Trustus Theatre.  I reviewed their newest production, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche for Jasper Magazine.  If you’re interested, you can read my review right here.

My secret identity.
Margaret is my secret identity.

Hey…have you entered the Vintage-Patch Giveaway yet?  You’d better get on it!  3 random winners will be selected in just a few short hours!  🙂  You DO NOT want to miss out on your chance to score a set of these rad patches!

Cheers!

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