Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My First Dress Transformation!

I undertook my first attempt at dying one of my dresses yesterday.  I figured this dress, was a good place to start.  I bought this dress senior year in college.  I haven't worn it very often in the last few years.  White just isn't a good color for clothing around here:

Mae Bae explains why.

After thinking about the color for a while I went with blue. Then I doubled the recommended amount of dye, because royal blue was turning out more like baby blue:

After sink dying it I washed it in the washer on warm with detergent to make sure it wouldn't bleed on anything in the future.  I love the shade it ended up!  I have about 20 skeins of yarn in this color!

Which means a matching sweater may be somewhere in the near future.  I'll admit that this dress will likely be worn like this for our It's-still-unbearably-hot-in-Florida-even-thought-it's-November walks, but I'll be figuring out which sweaters it works with for pretty much every other occasion.  

I am very excited about how it turned out though.  And I find myself eyeing my other clothing trying to figure out what I can dye next!


  1. Looks AWESOME Cam! Definite improvement from the white, love it. Once you get the dye bug, you gotta go with it. ;)

  2. WOW! You did a fantastic job. That color is awesome.


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