I kept looking and looking and was not finding a dress for the wedding. About a month ago, I found a beautiful knee length dress! The bride's mom is wearing a knee length dress, so I was looking for one too.
Have you heard of the saying, custom, or tradition of only the bride wears white? I had thought of that and showed our sweet daughter-in-law to be, this dress I found. She liked it and said it didn't matter to her. And I thought that since I would wear my khaki lace cardigan over my dress the whole time, it would "cover" the majority of the white.
But....I still kept thinking about that "not to wear white, except the bride".
Well, have you ever tea-dyed a quilt?
...so...I thought...hm...that is what I want to do! I told our daughters about it and they thought it would be great too. And then I told three of my dear friends, two who are avid, experienced quilters... (I guess I wanted to hear if any one else was as enthusiastic with the idea as I was, so that I would feel "braver" about tea-dying a perfectly beautiful white linen dress! :o)
Well... And I did it yesterday and I love it!!! This wasn't a major project, but it was a "jump-in & can't-go-back" project for me! :o)
(The lighting in my photo isn't the greatest, but the color truly turned out well.
I was careful to dunk it in my large basin and lift it out and dunk it in and lift it out, so that the color from the warm tea would not be uneven. And it worked very well.
I then rinsed it in cold, clear water and then washed it in a delicate cycle with Baby detergent.
...oh! And my shoes! So excited to find those when my awesome hubby drove me from place to place to place hunting for shoes after work yesterday! They were the last of this style and in my size! And regularly $55, but an additional sale off of a sale...for only $10!
The khaki color from dying it in tea, goes perfectly with my lacy cardigan and is very near a perfect match to the color! As I mentioned earlier, the photos I took with my cell phone do not show the true color. I am considering dunking it in more tea to get it even a little darker.
***As always, I like to post some past artwork. If you are new to my posts... every one of these Personalized Sketches are drawn entirely with a person's name.
Here is a little tea cup artwork to share with you!
Thank you for stopping in! I am joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-thursday's "N".!
And joining in with Kim @ Made in a Day's Made U Look #81!
And How fun to join in with Jann's Share Your Cup Thursday #70! (What perfect timing to share my cup today!)
And since it was yesterday (Wednesday) that I "worked" this color transformation on my dress for the wedding, I thought I would join in with Amy's Work It Wednesday Linky party! :o)
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And linking up with Lindsay's Artsy Corner Link party!