Saturday, August 08, 2009

A diamond in the rough

So I bought this dress. It was a dollar. The dress was cute but not the color. I told myself for a dollar I would buy the dress and get some cute accessories and shoes to go with it. I mean it was a lime green dress how bad could it be to accessorize it? You know how you try on dresses and then one fits but its not the one you were dreaming about?? Well that was this dress. It was cute, it fit in all the right places, it was "doable" but not the cutest color...



And then I got to thinking... What if this dress was PINK?? I would totally love this dress if it was pink! I have NEVER died anything before. Or even thought about it so seeing how I had a coupon for a craft store I headed over to see if they had clothing die..... And they did.... So here we go....


Prepping the dress for dying... (see how ugly the color was? I lime/yellow green?)



And then........................






















VOILA!! A super cute party dress for a grand total of $4.00.


I LOVE this dress now.....


Do you do projects like this?

14 comments:

secret agent woman said...

Oh. nicely done! I do stuff like this all the time. Just recently bought a dress on sale that I loved all except the weird sleeves, so I removed them and made it sleeveless.

Sara said...

Oh that's so awesome! It looks great!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Love it was pink! Great job! I'm too nervous to dye things.

Random Musings Of My Life said...

SAW- Oh good plan.. I love finding good deals and making them better

Sara- Thanks

Crazy- I was scared too because of the sheen on the fabric, I figured if I killed the dress it was only a $1. I also immediately ran to the closet to see what else I could die too! : ) Nothing yet but be sure I will be looking!

Megan said...

I have never dyed a dress.. how awesome!

Della said...

Sweetness! I haven't dyed anything in a few years...

The Mrs. said...

im terrified of dying anything, I dont want the dye to spread anywhere or anything like that. So I'll just ocntinue to live in fear and just live vicariously thru you!

Shoshanah said...

I don't think I would ever be brave enough to dye a dress like that. But I think it turned out amazingly well!

Magnolia Sun said...

Good for you it is so much cutter in pink. I've dyed things in the past but nothing recent.

Mrs R said...

Wow!!! I would have never thought to do that. It looks great pink.

Employee No. 3699 said...

OMG!!! Too cute! You find and make the most of the best deals ever.

You truly NEED to be my personal shopper! You find the best deals and make them work. Please, please, please shop for me.

You really do have a gift.

Sandy said...

You come up with the best ideas! It turned out great. I did like the green/yellow color, too.

GERBEN said...

That is amazing!!

girlville said...

do you think i could dye some shoes??? i want some hot pink shoes and have some cream ones that i'd be willing to 'sacrifice'...

 
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