Monday, January 18, 2010

Skirt recon



We were given this skirt, it was a size 10, a bit grotty and stained and, well, you can see, not in the best condition. However, "G" could see it's potential and "wanted it!"

First I cut out the dodgy old zip and seam and made an new, zipless side seam. I also cut off the original waistband and made a casing for elastic.

Next came the fun part - dyeing!

It was first dyed in a light turqoise colour and hung out to dry. Then I attempted graduation dyeing with a darker blue by dipping just the bottom hem for 10 minutes or so, wringing it out and wrapping in plastic overnight. Washed out again, hung out to dry and.......



Voila! A brand new skirt with a marvellous twirl factor!



                              
                                                      Guess who else wants one now?

9 comments:

Aussie Therese said...

oh I love it. It is a gorgeous skirt.

I am always too scared to try something new like dying.

Liam's Mummy said...

Wow! That looks great! What sort of dye did you use?

The Handmaden said...

I use drymarine K fibre reactive dyes which are really nice and vibrant. I got mine from Sylvia at www.silksational.com.au

Therese - it's not difficult at all, I felt the same before I started. It is messy though!

willow and moo said...

Fabulous job Kel!!!

Vic said...

Me...?!

;)

Nic Wood said...

Looks fantastic, so summery and twirly!!!

Nic xxx

cherri said...

That's beautiful!!!!! Love the colour!

Posie Patchwork said...

I don't think i've dyed anything since my big sister was channelling Cyndi Lauper in the 80's. Great work though, nice & Summery, love Posie

Corrie said...

oh wow great job! looks so different! love the pink one you did too!

Corrie:)