Friday, July 17, 2009

old dress


old dress
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist

OK before you go any further on this post....no derogatory comments about my frumpiness.
This dress was once a bridesmaid dress that i wore for a friends wedding in august of 96. It is a full length pepto pink color that is more like tapestry/upholstery fabric and originally had this weird backward bolero jacket thing that buttoned up the back...that piece is long gone. This dress has been in my closet lo these last 13 years...I have always intended on dying it black and hemming it up to cocktail length or something...so i finally did:



Finiahed dress
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist

The black dye turned the dress an interesting mulberry/purple color. An it was my first hem attempt (which is difficult by yourself...that's why i look a bit frazzled..I had tried the thing on like 10 times that day) I still need to change out the zipper which did not dye but with a nice black sweater (and some makeup) I think it will look pretty good.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks good! EE

Margaret said...

That looks nice! And yes, an improvement on the pink. Interesting how the dye took.

Pam said...

That's an amazing difference. It looks great.

Suzanne said...

Wow, what a huge improvement. It's great that you have been able to give an old dress an new lease on life.

Beth said...

Wow, that doesn't even look like the same dress! Replacing the zipper would be hard, though. I wonder if coloring over it with a black permanent marker would work?

Abi said...

That looks awesome! The pepto pink dress was awful. The new version looks like a completely different dress.

Felicity said...

I love the change.