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The Grass is Greener: Double Dip Dyed Dress

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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:

Jillian at Dollar a pound goodwill
Remember this?

Here it is again:

The Grass is Greener: Double Dip Dyed Dress before
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.  

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!  🙂

two bottles of Rit dye in front of two empty pitchers
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 my two baths in my two pitchers (following the directions provided on the dye)…

dye in pitchers
Mkay.

Then, I added my dress!

You can see how I split it (relatively) evenly between the two pitchers.

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 to make it a bit more fitted!

First, I pinned each side where I wanted to take it in.

Pin!
Pin!

Then, I stitched each side down.

Stitch!
Stitch!

When that was done, I trimmed off the extra fabric from each side with my pinking shears.

Cut off the leftovers!
Cut off the leftovers!

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

The Grass is Greener: Double Dip Dyed Dress after
Wah-Lah!
The Grass is Greener: Double Dip Dyed Dress with sweater
It’s chilly. Put on a sweater!

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.

Jillian in theater lobby wearing "margaret" name tag
Margaret is my secret identity.

Cheers!

The Grass is Greener: Double Dip Dyed Dress before and after
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