Friday, February 10, 2012

Wardrobe Revamp

A couple of weeks ago, Jim told me that he disliked a sweater I have been wearing for a couple of  years now.  I wondered why he didn't tell me earlier, but shrugged it off.
I have gotten a little bit tired of my clothing choices lately and decided I needed a change.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money, so I started looking at my closet.  There was the sweater.  Definite wardrobe revamp material.
I started with the sweater, some lace, buttons and RIT dye.
Rit Dye can make a dramatic change with very little $ or effort.  Ok, maybe it takes some effort, but it is way worth it.
Here are the sweaters after the teal dye.  I used a large soup pot and did the stove top method.  I am a little afraid of trying my washing machine to do this stuff.  I don't want to revamp my entire wardrobe to teal.
I also did a batch of orange, but that sweater will have to wait.  I did dye some lace at the same time in both orange and teal.
 Here is the finished product.  I think it turned out awesome.  I added the lace to the sides and changed out the buttons for funky antique ones and some new ones made to look old.
When I was done I showed it to Jim.  He still doesn't like it.  But now I don't really care.  I wore it to work today and love it!