I bought this vintage beauty YEARS ago and loved it so much as-is I kept it for a long time before I finally refashioned it! Despite the fact it is Polyester, I gave it a dye bath hoping that if I used a LOT of dye and let it soak for HOURS it would work...
|...It didn't :(|
Not only did the dye not take very well, it brought out the stains (not visible before I dyed it). So, I chopped off a great deal of length.
There was still a HUGE stain on the back, so I covered it with some black lace. And it actually turned out pretty well.
I finished the hems on the sleeves (after cutting off a few inches) and finished the bottom hem.
In spite of my major OOPS/idiot moment, this ended up being a favorite of mine for a couple of years.
Happy Throw Back Thursday! And remember: Don't dye polyester, and don't give up... you can still save a garment even if you mess it up. Just use the old noodle to figure it out ;)
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