My favorite skirt - no the ruffle doesn't really hang lopsided, it is just the way I attached it to the hanger.In my zeal to finish some long standing projects, I deviated frequently from jewelry revamps to revamping my wardrobe.
We all have favorite garments, something we tend to wear over and over again. For me it's a mid-calf length, blue denim skirt that I truly adore because it looks good on me and is very comfortable. Unfortunately a greasy stain marred the front of the skirt. Before laundering I tried to remove the stain with a stain stick and a great deal of scrubbing. Once the garment had gone through the wash and dry cycle, I was dismayed to see the stain was gone but in its place was a very light, almost white patch of fabric. Perhaps the stain would have been better?
The skirt was put aside as I decided to "someday" try dying it with Rit fabric dye. Finally that "Day" actually came. Having bought a package of Rit, powder dye, in a dark denim blue, I proceeded to follow the instructions very carefully. Naturally, like the idiot that I can often be, I failed to don an apron or change into the grubbiest of my grubby, "Never to be worn outside of the house" clothes. Instead I was wearing a comfortably old, yet relatively nice, A-line dress. It was one that I had made from a Simplicity pattern, using a soft, comfy, cotton interlock knit, in a pastel, apple green. The dress, much like the skirt, was a favorite of mine and was worn often.
I had made the sleeveless, short version (shown in white on pattern).
Since I hadn't time to prewash it (as the dye bath was still nice and hot and would be cold had I taken time to properly launder the dress) the dye took unevenly, also my dress came out a shade of drab, charcoal gray rather than a clean denim blue. :(
Okay, so now I had yet another project on my list . . . make a new A-line dress like the one I had just ruined. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed !