Dyed dollar skirt gone pink

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Originally a white garment (no label, probably handmade), with an interesting fabric print, but nondescript length, I found this skirt for a dollar in a local church op shop during the Australian summer. It has been sitting in my refashion to-do pile ever since.

As a last minute decision, I thew it into my Ritt Scarlett dye wash last week. Whilst Ritt Scarlett turned my beige shirt coral, my skirt came out pink.

In addition to its dye transformation, I chopped it off at the knee. Now what to do with that leftover remaining fabric strip?

It was used to cut two deep pocket shapes for the front of my skirt.

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I stitched a small piece of thin elastic inside the top of each pocket. A gathered pocket is more interesting than a flat one I thought?

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It is winter right now, and cold, so I wear my skirt with red tights, and my Ann Taylor Loft thrifted peach heels.

Dying this skirt has really emphasised it's interesting fabric print.


SLMPetersen said...

Really like the way the dye brought out the pattern of the fabric.

JeTaimeVintage said...

Looks fantastic with those tights too! Living up to your name as always MacGyver :)

RosMari Brand said...

That looks great!! :D

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laura said...

I love the color! This is giving me great ideas, especially the pocket addition!
♥ laura
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Peta said...

the red tights look awesome

my thrifty closet said...

that's so cute. Color can really do wonders, those pockets are adorable


Kestrel said...

That's lovely, it's amazing how the pattern really jumps out. Love the pockets you created too.

liz said...

thats an amazing print! and the pockets are very cute. and the shoes! aah!! so many exclamation points! sorry.

Susan @ Second Chances by Susan said...

Great transformation! I love the new color!

Anonymous said...

Love this!! And for a $1 love it even more :) Thanks for linking up to Thriftaholics Weekly. Hope to see you there next week.

Jenny Hall / Seamingly Smitten said...

Only you can you make $1 be so appealing? Great job!

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