This is going to sound so stupid, but I had to share because I'm feeling really uber smug just now! I have an old prom gown - cream brushed silk - that I decided I was going to jazz up to wear at my uncles wedding in May. Let's face it, a tub of dye and a few appliques comes to nothing cost-wise compared to a new outfit! I was really apprehensive about dying the dress... you know what water does to silk, but I swallowed my fear, kissed the dress goodbye (I love the thing - sad, I know!) and plunged it into a bathtub full of cold water and coldwater dye. Miracle upon miracle.... it's worked!!! It's not quite the shade of pink I was after, but I still like it. So I hung it out on the line to dry and hoped like hell it would still fit me when it had dried completely - and guess what... it does!!! I feel like the jammiest person on the planet right now... I was so ready to throw the dress out as a complete write-off! Oh but am I lucky or am I lucky... turns out that my other half - making up for forgetting Valentine's day - has brought back a rather expensive pashmina shawl from China for me.... and it's the perfect colour to wear with the gown! Right at this very second in time, I feel like one lucky woman... how long it'll last, I don't know, but I'm certainly enjoying it while I can!!
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4/5/05 at 12:57am