My foray into overdying

May 18th, 2009

First up I’d like to thank my friend Jessica over at What I Wore, for inspiring me finally take the plunge into overdying.

I’ve wanted to try dying for soooooo long, but I’m always too scared. What if I ruin something? But Jessica has had so many recent overdying successes, that I thought maybe I could do it too!!

Enter this skirt, made it many years ago and it’s been a favourite of mine for so long. So long that it’s faded really really really badly. Normally I throw things out when they get this faded, but this time I decided to try overdying… because seriously, I can’t bear to part with it!!!

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Started reading the instructions and saw that I needed rubber gloves… I’m just gonna say it, they made me a bit crazy! Maybe it was the fumes… we’ll never know… Anyway, I don’t know why but suddenly started imagining myself in a 60′s tv commercial… I’m such a dork please forgive me!

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And the finished product… SUCCESS!! I’m so happy with how this turned out. Seriously, try overdying, it’s awesome!!!

Meanwhile, did you notice the lovely top I’m wearing? It’s one I nicked from mom’s closet many years ago. She bought it as a teenager in the 70′s and I have always loved it! I’ve been wearing it pretty constantly since I was a teenager myself, which just goes to show that good clothes never go out of style. Anyway, I thought it would go perfectly with my sailor skirt, but then couldn’t find it. Turned out I’d left it in Perth, so I got my mom to send it with my in-laws when they came to visit this week. hurrah!!! Love it soooooo much, and can’t wait to pair it with my sailor skirt!

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  1. dana says:

    You are a busy lady! I love seeing all your creations on WR. You should win for doing the most refashions!
    RIT dye is awesome. Love that stuff.
    Great work!
    - dana

  2. Megan says:

    Thanks Dana that is just so kind of you!!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  3. kelly says:

    I LOVE that skirt!! Did you draft the pattern yourself? So cute. The dye gave you a brand new skirt

  4. Megan says:

    Hi Kelly, yes it’s a self drafted pattern, I think you’re right, the dye gave it a whole new life :)

  5. piglet says:

    Looks great.
    That blouse is incredibly cute! And paired with the skirt and belt its sailor-y perfection :)

  6. JacRan says:

    Love the top and love the skirt. I’ve been err–’dying’ to try it too (ok was that REALLY such a bad joke? :P) …. probably don’t have that brand here but am off to a new Lincraft here and will see what they’ve got. xo

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