New and Blue!

Ouch!  Who knew that fabric dye could sting your hands?  I am dyeing my boring white cotton shirting into a nice bright teal for a circle skirt and plunged my rubber-gloved-hands a little too far into the hot water; and I’m not sure if it was the hot water or the dye, but my blue-stained hands are stinging a bit, even after washing thoroughly.  Maybe it’s the load of salt that I dumped in the dye bath………hmmm……..

At any rate, I am very excited to see the end result of my fabric!  I already have a wonderful plum purple for another skirt, and the elastic and dark brown RIT dye that I will be using for the waistbands.  California, here we come!


…in August.

Hey, at least I’ll be prepared, right?

After I figure out how, I’ll post some pictures of the dyeing and sewing process, and of course, a photo of my in my new (hopefully) lovely (hopefully) skirt, twirling.  At this point, I am even considering leaving the waistband white…

See you soon!  I’m off to figure out how to work this crazy site!

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About lilyellowbird

I am a 22-year-old stay-at-home mom (returning to school in the fall of 2011) who is choosing my family, sewing, crafting, repurposing, and general life stuff to occupy my time. Here you will find updates on the new and exciting (Zooey just got two teeth!) and different things that I am trying (dyeing fabric a nice teal blue for a circle skirt). Since Wardrobe Refashion is now closing, I will not be able to sign up and post new things on their website, but here is where I would like to publicly "take the pledge", so to speak, and rework, refashion, and otherwise make my family's clothing for the next two months. I will post photos once a week (if at all possible) of new projects, etc. Stay tuned!

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