Day 214: Jilly Pulitzer Dress

Day 215: Blue Skies Dress
Day 213: D'oh! Dress

When I saw this $1 frock, I really fell for the huge but soft floral print.  :)

Isn't it pretty? :)

This dress is as dated as all get out, but if you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you know that’s no big deal.  I was about to start making my snips when I saw a bunch of these guys.  :(

Rust Stains! :(

I counted five stains all over the dress.  As much as I hated to do it, this dress was going to have to change its colors!

Soon this dress will be in the pink! :)

As I prepped the dye bath, I noticed that I had used the last of my big salt containers on my last dye job.  Undaunted, I raided the shakers and grinders!

In ya go!
Say "When"! :)

The fuchsia dye looked lovely in my machine.  :)

Such a beautiful hue! :)

When my dress was done with its bath, those rust stains were no longer visible.  Phew!  :)

Now it’s time to tackle that really awkward length.


In went some pins…


…and a brand new hem!


I originally planned on shortening those sleeves, but today was just a wee bit too chilly for that.  I rolled them up past my elbows, and was good to go!

I think I'm warming up to Pink! :)

I’ve never been much of a pink fan, but I think some of you guys might be right…it does seem to be a nice color for my hair color and skin tone. :)

My new dress is frightfully similar to that sells for $105.

That'll be $105...Suckers!

Of course mine cost one teensy dollar and half a packet of dye.  ;)

Think Pink!


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