Let me just take a moment to say the weather in Columbia SC is absolutely perfect lately, and you really should just be here. It’s in that lovely perfect warm-but-not-too-warm place that probably won’t last very long.
I had just the thing to wear for the evening, but it was a little meh as-is!
Nothing a little faux tie-dye can’t fix!
You’re looking at an early 90’s beach cover-upish thing! Can you guess what my first step was to transform this one?
I grabbed a pitcher and a box of black powdered dye.
Bit by bit, I folded my new frock into the pitcher, sprinkling the dye on it as I went.
After my dress was totally folded up into the pitcher, I filled it with hot water.
I let it sit for about an hour, then rinsed it in my washing machine.
Just like that, my tie-dye look was complete!
But I still had a bit more work to do!
I made sure to leave enough of a gap to thread elastic through its new casing.
After throwing on an obi belt, my funkily-dyed dress was ready to meet a good friend for dinner! 🙂
My meal consisted entirely of cheese.
I must say, I dig my funky summery frock, and can’t wait to wear it to the beach sometime soon! 🙂