I don't usually like tampering with vintage clothing but I didn't want to lose this dress! When I was young, my family passed down old clothes to me (mainly 70s, 80s and 40s pieces) but this 50s dress was one of the first items of vintage clothing I chose for myself, on a teenage trip to Brighton.
After years of wear, it was pretty much ruined (**I may or may not have spilt some food down the skirt!!**) and, as I didn't want to cut it in two or send it to the recycling bank, the only option was to try to dye it... and I'm really pleased I did because it's completely transformed! I'm now mentally plotting to dye quite a few pieces that I'd piled up for recycling... It's such a good way to save an old item of clothing. Some pieces might even make their way into the shop in the future. In the meantime, I have two updates planned over the next week so I'll be posting more soon!