(Oops. Almost had a problem with the R key on my computer in the title. That would send this post in a totally different direction.)
Next project: Convert this sweatshirt into something non-boring.
It’s oddly-shaped. It’s a weird blue-white. It probably could be better. Will whatever I do to it, make that happen. Don’t you wish you could find out.
I started by giving it more shape. Instead of agonizing over a project for hours before I cut, this time I only spent minutes contemplating before I started hacking away.
I wanted another asymmetrical cardigan, so I made that cut first, then cut some diagonals across the front. I did similar cuts in the back. It didn’t look to bad so far, but the white was atrocious.
After my successful jeans-dyeing project, I decided to go for it again. After a not-s0-quick trip to Walmart, and standing in front of the dye and looking at the wrong shelf, I returned home with six different colors. I finally decided on purple. Since I had just restored my washing machine to somewhat pristine condition, I decided to attempt this project in a tub. I mixed it up, realized I didn’t have enough salt and said, “oh well.”
After letting it soak for almost thirty minutes, I rinsed it and threw it in the washing machine. The washing machine ended up a bit purple, but that wore off during the next marathon of laundry.
The color came out pretty well. I was hoping for a little darker, but I was too impatient to leave it in the dye any longer.
I cut off the collar, cuffs and waistband, and sewed fleece on instead. Then I wasn’t sure I liked it. The dress dummy has been wearing it for the last two weeks. I am debating closures and whether I like it enough to finish it. The problem might be that it still looks like an ill-fitting sweatshirt, at least in my head.