Freckles in April: Spring Skirt Number 5

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Skirt Number 5

This isn't a sewing project but it was still an undertaking. I like dyeing things in theory but in practice it's always a lot of messy work with mixed results. \

I've had this long white and black skirt for ages but I haven't worn it in a while because it got a couple weird yellow spots right in front. They weren't super obvious but they were definitely there and I couldn't get them out. I set the skirt aside and figured some day I'd know what to do with it.



I bought some RIT dye for another project that ended up not happening so I decided to use it on the skirt.

I dyed the whole thing orange but, to my consternation, the dye was SUPER attracted to the spots and those areas became glaring splotlights. So I took some royal blue dye and just dipped the top in enough to cover the spots. The end result makes me feel a bit like a walking sunset.

Wearing Gap shirt, JCPenney undershirt, Aaron's belt, old skirt, Steve Madden sandals from Ross
The dye job is a little crazy but I love it. Aaron loves it too and I got stopped three times in the grocery store by women asking about my skirt (two were over 65, but still).

Also, I've always worn it as a skirt before but I kind of prefer it as a dress-

Wearing DEB undershirt, JCPenney belt, old shirt I cut open to make a cardigan, etsy earrings, Steve Madden heels from Last Chance




Like this post? Then you may also like this DIY watercolor dress I made!
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33 comments:

  1. Okay, I'm not WILD about it as a skirt, but as a dress? I think that might be one of my favorite outfits on your blog. You look amazing.

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  2. Its not my style as a skirt but as a dress...love it.

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  3. this is badass! you did a great job with the dye. i love the colors - and i really like it as a dress.

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  4. I vote dress! Looks great!

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  5. i love it! your skirt series is getting me seriously inspired to make one of my own.

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  6. Agreed. It was fine as a skirt but I LOVE it as a dress.

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  7. You are so creative! I am lacking in that area for sure. I usually have to gather some inspiration from someone else! Turned out cute :)

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  8. Wow! I am in love with the dress outfit! The dye job is unbelievable. You look fabulous.

    rebeccawithanR

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  9. I LOVE it as a dress! It looks phenomenal! I think that is one of my favorite outfits. And you cut open a shirt to make a cardigan? You are seriously too cool for school.

    North Meets South

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  10. WHAT THE HECK? How do you do it?!

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  11. I love this as a dress. LOVE.

    xox

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  12. i love it as a skirt or a dress but mostly i just want your nude heels. really bad. you look stunning Kayla, no wonder you got grocery store stalked! :)

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  13. ohhh! what a great idea! LOVING it like a dress!

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  14. Love it as a dress, I must try to recreate it.

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  15. oh, i like it as a dress too.

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  16. Ditto with the dress comments. The skirt is cute but the dress is really great.

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  17. i'm in love with the dress idea. i really need to do that sometime. i just get nervous that it won't fit or look good or something dumb like that. but i like the skirt. all in all a good dye job. i kind of forget that dye exists sometimes.

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  18. Amazing! The colors look so cool and this was just brilliant! Linking it up on my fb page!

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  19. Oh my gosh I love it!! Especially as a dress. And you cut a shirt open and made a cardigan!?!? you and i need to hang out more. Teach me master :)

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  20. I love it as a dress! and it's just fabulous. Can I hire you to make me clothes?? :)

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  21. I love it as a dress as well! What a great idea! I love how it turned out with the blue bleeding into the yellow/orange!

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  22. I prefer it as a dress too! Awesome dye job!

    14 Shades Of Grey

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  23. I like it better as a dress. Looks awesome.

    Method Clothe

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  24. If it makes you feel any better, I'm 29 and love the dye job and skirt :)

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  25. Ok. We have to talk. What is Last Chance? Is it similar to a Nordstrom's Rack?

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  26. Very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays.
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday_25.html

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  27. And you look darling in it! I kept meaning to tell you the other day when I saw you and then...SQUIRREL!

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  28. I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks for linking up!
    Sumo:)

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  29. Girl, you got style!!! :0) I love the skirt/dress/skirt-dress. You have some great fashion ideas.

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  30. wow! just found your blog and its awesome!!!!
    Loving the skirt series so I'm going to go browse some more.

    I'm your newest follower!!

    :)

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  31. That is just beautiful!!! Great job. :) Some of my favorite pieces I've made have also come about because of accidents (not quite having enough fabric to do the simple thing, etc). ~Kelly, level8craftling.blogspot.com

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  32. I love this skirt you did Kayla! The colors... swoon. I love it as a dress too. Thank you so much for linking up! I appreciate it!

    Krista
    Lazy Saturdays

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