Project number 1.
Over the weekend I fell back on this old trick.
I found a DYLON machine dye in purple that I bought moons ago and started to think... (references for UK shoppers coming up) My Monsoon jeans were looking decidedly washed out after two years of almost constant wear. So they went on the pile along with a Boden white cotton blouse that was now the shade of chewing gum after wearing it for, I am not exaggerating, 5 years. Lastly I found a Joules top from Big Sis that had faded but we didn't buy it in the first place, it was a hand me down, but I felt I could give it a new lease of life. Results...
Richer shade of jeans, a purple blouse now with stitch detailing and a great sweatshirt. I will change the buttons on the blouse, I think I can afford those! A really successful afternoon.
If you are a quilter or patch worker, this technique works well if you have lots of fabrics in too many un-harmonious shades. Stuff the whole lot in with the dye and you will get 'shades of' fabric in varying hues depending on if it is cotton, poly-cotton, patterned, already coloured etc. I did it at University for a textiles project and it was great.
Project number two.
So for an afternoons pottering I have gained a shirt, some jeans and a skirt. Right, where is the that jumper, I need to finish it.
Do you have any good revamping tips?
I saw a great button skirt on Nicole and the Bee.