Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Sunflower yellow

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!


  1. wow!! it turned out great! makes me want to dye more things!!


  2. Thanks, I'm really happy with how it turned out! I was a bit worried that the dye might be uneven, expecially as I was dyeing the belt at the same time but it came out fine. I want to experiment with lots of different colours now!