But I took some pictures the other day before he got here and before it started raining.
Remember this jacket and this post?
|this photo is from last summer|
I dyed the jacket and it ended up looking like this?
What a difference it makes to read the instructions! Evidently the cup of salt is not optional.
I also used two bottles of dye, one in denim blue and one in some other kind of blue. And I boiled some water to add to the hot tap water. And I left it soaking a good hour.
And look how nicely it turned out!
I knew the thread probably wouldn't take the dye, but the alternate color looks good with the denim blue corduroy and the interesting seaming. And I don't have to change the buttons.
The micro-mosaic brooch and earrings are probably circa 1930 and once belonged to my grandmother's cousin. My mother had them and then she let me have them.
The socks are by Sock It To Me, the shoes are TOMS, the skirt is Christopher & Banks, and the top is from Target.
I know you're supposed to read and follow instructions, but do you?
May 7 - Updating to include a link to 52 Pick-me-up: Wear something of your mom's. The jewelry was in her possession and via her family. But I also have her crepey skin and age spots!