MMM14: Day 1

And so it begins… my pledge to refashion something new (er, old) every single day in the month of May, for Me-Made-May’14, has begun.

ImageWelcome to day 1:

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In my former life I loved the LOFT… I still do, who am I kidding? This sweater was pretty awesome as is.  The neckline rocks my world, and I even really love the celery color. Unfortunately, celery doesn’t love my complexion 😦

A simple remedy would fix that

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I think teal would be lovely… whether or not it actually turns OUT “teal” is another story 🙂

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So far, so good… but as the timer on my oven kept counting down the minutes I noticed something odd… See how the water in the above picture is distinctly blue?

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Now, the water is clear! What the heck? I have NEVER seen this happen in all my dye jobs! I mean, it makes sense that the garment is, literally, absorbing the dye but… still. Weird.

Oh, well. Just add more.

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That’s better 🙂

I carefully removed the sweater from the boiling water and THEN added the extra dye, just fyi…

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Gotta love those blistering cold, windy SPRING Indiana days…

The final product turned out great! I’ve never dyed sweater material before and I was super nervous about it… I think this may be the best dye job I’ve ever done.

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Look how even it all is. I usually have a splotch or two of color here and there… maybe I’ll dye sweaters more often 😉

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Me-Made-May’14 is off to a good start.

1 down, 30 to go.

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