Some of you guys might remember my recent visit to the $1 a pound Goodwill Clearance Center where I scored a big bag of stuff for about $5!
While there, I scored this dress:
Here it is again:
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.
Are you ready for some hot double dip dye action?!?!
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! 🙂
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 my two baths in my two pitchers (following the directions provided on the dye)…
Then, I added my dress!
You can see how I split it (relatively) evenly between the two pitchers.
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 to make it a bit more fitted!
First, I pinned each side where I wanted to take it in.
Then, I stitched each side down.
When that was done, I trimmed off the extra fabric from each side with my pinking shears.
I pressed my new dress, and now it’s back and un-beiged! 🙂
The bottom is definitely a little wonky-looking, but I thought it was wearable for a night of comedy at Trustus Theater!
I reviewed their newest production, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche for Jasper Magazine. If you’re interested, you can read my review right here.