Today’s dress comes from one of my lovely friends, AA, who before she moved back to Chicago, handed me a bag of clothes to have some fun with. This dress was in that bag…
It’s got a lovely lace-ish overlay on top of an ivory lining, however there were small areas of discoloration.
This dress fit well, however the spots were problematic.
I knew that this was a job for some fabric dye!! I decided to dye the dress…
Now for a dress like this, I knew that the color wasn’t going to turn out this dark. (FYI, if it were 100% made up of natural fibers, then the color would be closer to that of the shade on the packaging.) I was really looking forward to seeing how the lace dyed!
After a dip in the washing machine with the dye, my new dress was looking A-OK!!
The flowers are more pronounced now and you can actually see their form on the dress. The slip part dyed a little lighter, however that matched with the darker lace on top is a perfect pair!
I pulled out a clutch that I got in London 10 years ago to continue the floral trend. This bag is completely hand beaded with pops of fuchsia, gold, and mint green – kind of my perfect color palette.
I paired the dress with my navy Candies mules…
…and packed up a bag filled with snacks and sweatshirts to bring to an outdoor screening of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”.
It was such a treat to see a classic that I hadn’t seen before while enjoying a spread of cheesesteaks, strawberries, and gummy Haribo cokes. Picnic trifecta, perhaps?
The new dress was a total hit – maybe I should have dyed it pink to match Marilyn in the movie?
There’s always next time…
Hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!