This one actually fits me quite well, although I’d like it better if it was a couple of inches longer. But it’s a bit too smudgy and drab for the wedding. And putting in my first zipper in a decade didn’t go so smoothly. 😦
This one is in the pot as I write…. it’s my ‘oh my god, what did I do?!’ dress.
It started out as a ‘play project’, putting a couple of patterns together…… using some sanded silk charmeuse fabric. After it was sewn, I steeped it in a pot of sencha tea/salt water. As I laid out the leaves I thought ‘what about splashing some rust water on the fabric?’ Thinking that the rusty color would look nice against the carmel of the silk. ARGHHH….. as soon as the first big splash hit the fabric it turned black!!! Who knows what the final dress will look like (or will it become a nightgown?)….. I will post photos when it’s done.
Yes…. I sometimes think that my blog is good to read for “what NOT to do” tips. 🙂
I haven’t given up hope that a miracle will happen and one of the next two I have in my brain ‘drawing room’ might work.
Or perhaps it’s time to think about buying a dress for Emily’s wedding!?
I almost bought a dress last week…… but I am really trying to not buy new clothes, since most of what is readily available and within my meager budget, is not sustainable.
Moral dilemma versus the stress of not having something wonderful to wear to my daughter’s wedding…… a battle best viewed from the privacy of my inner skull.
Ahhh, one last photo. This is for Lizet. My first attempt at fermented elderberry dye…… a bit light, a bit on the grey side. But it was fun. I missed out on most of the plethora of elderberries…… they were too high for me to get to, and I didn’t think that climbing a latter with a broken arm was a very good idea 🙂 But I will try again next summer!!