Do you love this crazy look on my face? I didn't crop it out because it's honest, LOL! I was half puzzled and a little impatient with my new camera remote, and of course this crazy face picture gave the clearest shot of the dress.
I dyed the BurdaStyle Danielle dress I sewed last week. Sarah from Sewer-Sewist suggested Jacquard brand dye, remembering it might not require hot water and therefore wouldn't shrink my already-snug new dress. Thanks for the suggestion -- according to Jacquard's site, it requires hot water. As a thumbs-up sign from the universe, I had on hand some Dylon dye in Sunflower Yellow, and it turns out that it uses just warm water. So I went for it! The color came out exactly like the color swatch on the package, and although it's darker than I wanted it to be, I do like it. After the dye job, I washed the dress in cold water as instructed, and air dried it. It shrunk a bit from this process. (BTW, Elizabeth: I also considered dying this dress a deep, rich plum but happened to have the yellow readily available. Maybe I can dye something plum before our month of cold comes and goes!)
I picked up some lovely rayon lace last weekend and sewed it onto the empire band -- this dress has sweet and simple lines but I wanted to add a touch of frou-frou. I like how this turned out, too! The heavy muslin is wrinkle-prone (and not very soft, unfortunately), so I pressed it with a steam iron. This may very well be the first time I've made a garment for myself that is too tight across the bust and fits fine everywhere else, LOL!
Adorable. Is it still warm enough to wear sleeveless clothes? Fun!ReplyDelete
Yes, Dana -- the air conditioner has been on since 9 a.m., keeping our home a frosty 79 degrees. Where is autumn in Austin?ReplyDelete
LOVE the yellow color and also the trim. It's perfect! Read your SPR, I don't think you have armpit cleavage at all! It is cold here in NJ now, can't imagine wearing a sleeveless dress here now!ReplyDelete
Your dress turned out soooo lovely! You can really wear yellow--I'm kind of jealous (yellow's my worst color)...ReplyDelete
SO CUTE of course! It's PERFECT! I love it!ReplyDelete
Really cute dress! Fantastic!ReplyDelete
great job. It looks great.ReplyDelete
Like everyone else, I really like the yellow and the lace trim! Great job!ReplyDelete
Such a cute dress!! I LOVE sunny, soft, creamy yellows... I can't WEAR them, but I love seeing it on other people.ReplyDelete
Another great dress!