My friend let me know that the swimsuit I wrote about a while back is currently on sale. It’s the one pictured above. The price online is $20 Australian dollars, which is about $15 US dollars, find it here. With shipping, the total is about $23 US (based on shipping to California). If you rather get it on Amazon, you can find it here for a little bit more money. Or, feel free to check out these new pieces for spring. All one pieces because I’m concealing my mom-squish from Baby D:)
Most of what I do involves sewing, but in the past couple of months, I’ve been loving the dramatic changes that can be made by using dye. This stuff can literally save you from having to toss out old clothing by making it look new again, like the dress above. Can you believe that’s the same dress in both pictures? Now that I’ve done this several times, I thought it would be fun to put together a collection of the projects I’ve used it on.
This is the project I did for the Tag’s Thrift competition. I loved how the red not only changed the color of the dress, but toned down the flashy pattern.
The original dress below had yellowed with age, the dye gave it some new life. ( I am pregnant in the pictures above and below.)
Golden Rod Dye
The dress below had hideous yellow stains, the dye allowed me to conceal them without throwing out the dress.
Dye is also great for freshening up faded color such as jeans or black shirts that have lost their color.
You can expect to see some more dye in the future. I just can’t keep my hands off of this stuff!
While Sabrina was here, we made her a tulle skirt together. Making it the second time around made me realize a few steps that could be simplified in my original post. I have since updated it. The biggest change is that I now recommend basting one layer of tulle to the lining at a time. This way, if the center circles are a little off, you can adjust it on each layer. I ended up making a small pleat in each layer of tulle as I added it to make it match up to the lining perfectly. This is nearly impossible to do if you baste all the layers of tulle at once.