Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Drumroll Please...

Hi All!
Sorry it has been over a month since I last posted. This is our really busy season at work so that paired with a bad cold and a fractured toe have kept me from posting.
Thank you so much to everyone who commented on my last post about dying the TJmaxx find. Well this past sunday I took the plunge (or rather the dress did) and this is how it came out...

Sorry for the blurry picture but I was actually pretty amazed that this really worked! However, the dress turned out a bit more of a charcoal color then a navy blue, its sort of a dull black. Then the thread used for the hem at the bottom must be polyester because that did not take any of the dye, and as you can see the lining didnt either. I am wondering if the color is darker then I was hoping because of the base color of the dress. So now I am toying with the idea of either bleaching the whole dress and starting over OR just re dying it to see if it turns out more navy them blackish? I think I might actually follow the directions this time and cut a piece of the seam and try bleaching that and see how the fabric does. I could always just leave the dress as it is too and just live with the color, I havent even tried it on yet so, I might just end up loving it. 
On another note I am so excited that the official start to summer is almost here! The weather has been amazing so far so I am hoping this will be a great summer season of fun and sun at the beach! 

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