My Berry Pink Dress--literally.






I bought a little dress recently. It was on clearance for $3 b/c the red color had "run" into the white. It fit like a glove and was in perfect condition except for the color mishap. I bought it and brought it home intending to buy some RIT dye and try to color it pink. Last night on the way home from a service project at church I had a little "ah-ha" moment and thought that I would try to dye the dress with some old raspberries we had in the freezer. I got home and dumped abotu 1/2 cup of berries along with a couple of strawberries into water. I boiled them for about 10 minutes to get the color out. I strained out the berries and then I added salt (which is key for dying things) and then dipped my dress. I let it sit for an hour or so, rinsed it, and let it air dry overnight. Today I popped it in the dryer for a minute and then ironed it. It turned out perfectly and it was free to do! I told Mike I am going to experiment with all sorts of stuff now. Blueberries, beets, spinach, etc... I'll let you know how it goes.

3 comments:

  1. oh my word. i am dying at you! :)

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  2. I just wonder what will happen if you got caught in the rain?
    AND id bumble bees will be strangely attracted to you. hmmmm...

    Haha

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  3. well I did rinse it thoughouly and it has no berry smell---so we'll see! :)

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