7/18/13

Yellow Submarine..

In the town where I was born, lived a woman who sailed to sea and she told us of her life... in the land of submarines.

She sailed up to the sun, til she found the sea of green where she lived beneath the waves in a yellow submarine...




Although I  modified the lyrics, does anyone remember the song.....



Well, I must say I am very happy with the results of using Rit to dye my linen jacket.  


This jacket has been around for 10 years, but with years of wear, it no longer had that crisp white look.  In an attempt to refashion, recycle & reuse, I decided to try my hand at dying it and give it color revitalization.  Well it has totally revitalized the jacket and it now has a new life.

I paired the jacket with a loft long sleeve t-shirt and refashioned to short sleeves and loft pinstripe slacks. 



I also dyed a denim suit which removed the washed out look, but thinking another dipping would help.   My mind is whirling over the other items that I plan to dye, I am tripping over my thoughts...lol

...so until then


Have a Great Day


31 comments:

KayoticSewing said...

Dye-ing took those clothes, many notches up! Smart move and awesome colors to go with..

I know that song.. Beatles?

MAD14kt said...

Sheila Baby that turned out GOOD!!!

Judith said...

Once the Dye-ing bug bites, it certainly takes hold! Your yellow jacket now looks so smart, fresh and stylish...excellent idea...J

alethia said...

Dying took the jacket from drag to fabbbbbbboussss!!

Sheila said...

Thank you Kayotic. Yes... its the Beatles.

Sheila said...

Hi Ms. Monica and Thanks.

Sheila said...

Thank you Judith. Oh its becoming addictive, yesterday I purchased a pretty terra cotta dye by Dylon.

Sheila said...

Thanks Alethia.

Irene said...

The title of your post certainly intrigued me. The jacket looks absolutely fabulous. And you look so good in those bright colours.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a fantastic outfit!

Lori said...

That is an amazing transformation. You inspired me, I am going to start with dying some curtains then a pair of pants.

c-ing said...

It turned out great. Seems to not have lost its shape. Did you press it yourself or did you take it to the cleaners?

GodsgirlT said...

The application of dye is definitely a game changer! Your "dye" projects look fabulous! I love yellow and white together! Very nice!

Sheila said...

Thanks Irene, I thought a catchy and whimsical title was needed, now I can't get the song out of my head...lol

Sheila said...

Thanks Carolyn.

Sheila said...

Thanks Lori. Oh curtains are definitely on my list of items. Looking forward to your transformations

Brandi said...

I love that shade of yellow on you. Your outfit is sharp. You're always so nicely dressed.

Noriecreates said...

Wow! That pop of color really makes the outfit gorgeous!

Minnie said...

That was a great idea and it looks so good on you.

Sheila said...

Thanks C-ing. Luckily it kept its shape and pressed it instead of sending it to the cleaners.

Sheila said...

Thanks GodsgirlT. I can't believe how great it came out. A definite way of refashioning a garment.

Sheila said...

Thanks Brandi.

Sheila said...

Thanks Norie.

Sheila said...

Thanks Minnie.

RhondaBuss said...

Love it paired with those pin stripe pants. perfect companion piece.

velosewer said...

You have the talent and courage to make your clothes last longer. They both look great.

Myra said...

I love the new color! Your pairing is great too! Nice ideas! I would like to try dyeing too but am so afraid that I would just make a mess in my house! Was it really that easy to do?

Sheila said...

Thank you Rhonda.

Sheila said...

Thanks Maria. I am trying to be more creative with selected pieces that I don't want to part with.

Sheila said...

Thanks Myra. It was easier than I could imagine. I boiled 2 large pots of water as I let the jacket soak in the laundry sink. Once the water boiled, I poured the water into a large pail, followed with the dye, then immersed the soaked jacket in the pail. After 5 minutes added a cup of vinegar to intensify the color and slowly moved the fabric around in the dye solution with a large wooden spoon. Let sit for 45 minutes to an hour. Since my kitchen sink is stainless steel & larger than the laundry sink, I poured the contents from the pail into the sink slowly. Lastly tossed it into the wash, set on cold and thereafter let it air dry. It was truly easy & no mess. Make sure to wear gloves to squeeze the excess water from the garment.

Angie Norman said...

Great transformation! I know a girl that told me she regularly re-dyes her favorite black cotton twill military jacket when it starts to fade. She said she removes the buttons, dyes then replaces buttons. I thought it was brand new when in fact she has had it 5 years!