Friday, May 8, 2020

So Much Lemon Yellow

Hello Readers. How are you doing? I hope you are well in this crazy confusing time. I have been playing around with dye as you can see here.

This shirt was so pretty. I loved the eyelet lace on the hem and sleeves. It was a little too baggy. But these capri pants! These were the worst thing I have ever worn in my life! What happened to my legs? This was so bad.

Why lemon yellow dye? It was on clearance and this outfit needed dramatic action. And I don't have much yellow. I decided to be bold. I didn't realize how bold I was being. I assumed I was going to get light yellow clothes.

I cooked the clothes on my stove top for about an hour. They just simmered on low and I kept stirring.

 The fabric took the dye really well. I thought it would be light yellow. This is more of a mustard yellow. I was not expecting this strong yellow. I was a little put off. I took in the sides to improve the fit but I was not totally in love.

 I thought maybe shorts would be less over whelming that the yellow pants. Hmmm...

The yellow just doesn't stop y'all. The shirt also took the dye very well. I took the sleeves and body of the shirt in but tried to leave the lace at the cuffs as large as possible. I was going for a statement sleeve kind of shirt.

 I don't think I like these pieces together anymore. It's just too much yellow for me.

 So, separately then? I liked the yellow shirt with my white jeans. It highlights the lace that stayed white in the dye process. And maybe the shorts with a more neutral top?

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.


Véro said...

C'est très joli, porté ensemble ou séparément.
Je vous remercie de continuer à nous inspirer, particulièrement lors de cette période difficile. Cela nous divertit.
Encore bravo pour votre énergie et votre dynamisme communicatif.

I Can Work With That said...

Merci beaucoup Vero!

eva @StyleMyThrift said...

this yellow? is insanely adorable!!
i even like the top & the shorts together!
xo Eva

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for the sweet comment Eva!