I really love living in the south. 🙂 The gorgeous weather makes up for how backwards we tend to be in areas such as politics. 😉 When I found today’s dress, I knew its lightweight linen fabric would be just the thing for yet another lovely spring day!
Alright. This dress is obviously too big, and the print is really dated. :/ I actually like the fun fronds that adorn it, but it screams early 90’s! :/ Undaunted, I reached for a box of dye!
I ran into a slight problem when dying this one. The washing machine in my new digs doesn’t get hot water for some reason. :/ This shall be rectified, but the color of the dress was less saturated than what I was really going for. Still, this was an improvement over the original hue, so I let it slide. 🙂
I put my newly purplified dress on my dress form and began taking it in!
Then, I ran each pinned side under the needle!
I pressed my wrinkle-happy new frock and rushed out the door to catch the 2nd performance of Plan 9, followed by many drinks with friends! 🙂
I like this dress a lot. I feel like it has more of a 1940’s feel now. 🙂
9 thoughts on “Day 274: Deco Dress”
In the first pic with it on you (as a finished product) it looks like the buttons are all cattywompus, but the bottom might have just rolled up or something
I love the change to purple! 🙂
The original looks like dresses I made for my Mom when she got older. Great recovery.
I like this one a lot and I think that it’s just the right shade of purple. It looks pretty and comfortable and just right for warm weather.
Ok I have a question–can you use the dye in your regular washer and the next time you wash a load of laundry, nothing will come out purple?? I want to dye some clothing but I was worried that all the dye color wouldn’t all wash out of the washer. Thanks–I love your blog!!!!
I really love this one. You are inspiring me to try and wear dresses more. You are a busy lady, but it looks like a lot of fun, too!
I love how the purple color just makes the dress pop now… Very cute!
What a difference – looks great!
I love the transformation of this dress – the purple really works well. I read your blog regularly, but somehow I did not realise that you have so much going on, and want you to know that I think you are amazing. I can’t believe that you doing the costumes for Plan 9 and your blog and work and you always look like you are having fun.