Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dress Update and Eliza Magazine

So, things with the dress are going well. I went to Joann's on Saturday and bought fabric for the lining and the lengthening bits, ribbon, and dye. The colors I had planned did not exactly work out - I found a much more tempting fabric in a different color - shall I give it away or surprise you all once it's done?
Sunday I made the pattern for the lining, which was time-intensive but fun when it finally worked out. So far so good.
Monday I did the actual dyeing of the dress, and I am extremely pleased with the results. I've never dyed anything before (unless you count tie-dyed t-shirts), so I was more than a little worried, but the color came out exactly as I hoped it would.
So, now it's just making the lining and putting on the finishing touches.

Also, today, I wanted to tell you guys about Eliza magazine. I think I may have mentioned it before, but I don't think I gushed enough. This is a magazine that showcases fashion and other feminine interests (forgive me if that's a little stereotyping on my part) but with a distinct focus on modesty and high standards. The fact that they exist and are doing well makes me feel good about the world we live in. Read this to learn more about them. They have an awesome blog as well as quarterly issues.


Emily said...

Can't wait to see pictures of the "after". What a fun idea! :)

I have a cute but ugly denim skirt that I think would actually look quite nice if I dyed it but I've been putting it off (because I, too, have never dyed anything and because there's no deadline). I wonder what colors a very light blue denim would dye well to? Because the very light blue denim is just not working for it.

dana said...

Excellent! And good luck with your scrappy monster. Please let me know how it turns out. Best part is...it's a monster. It can look like, well, whatever!

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