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Dyed the Twenties dress

Today, when a work meeting was unexpectedly canceled, I decided to go ahead and dye the Twenties dress. The color I selected was aquamarine; for some reason that seemed right to me, though I wished I'd been struck by a color less similar to the only other dye job I did. It went easier this time than the first time I attempted a dye project, as this dress was light enough that I could stir it around with a broom handle instead of having to use my hands. I watched it swirl around in the blue for thirty minutes like a fish. and I could tell right away that this was going to come out differently.


In the exact opposite of the Mary gown, the lace barely took any color at all, while the polyester underlayer turned out much more vibrant. I could see it even as I swished it around. But again, the different materials all turn out a little differently. The bib, made of a cottony material, is more of a baby blue than I expected, and surprisingly so is the sash, which is something satiny. The underlayer, which polaris_xx observed was somewhat yellowed with age, is the most "acquamarine" of any of it, likely mixing with the blue. It's not what I expected, but I think I like it, particularly the pale lace over the aqua body of the dress.


Again, sorry for the blue dress in the blue room. But all I need now is a complimentary cloche hat, eh?



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 10th, 2013 08:05 pm (UTC)
I really like it and think it looks really pretty on you.

May. 14th, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Thank you for saying so!
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My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

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Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

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"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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