Sunday, April 5, 2009

Out of Commision? I think not!

So, a couple of weeks ago I bought myself a new maternity T-shirt. Considering I only had one other rather unflattering T (the rest of my maternity tops are sweaters and long-sleeved shirts), and spring is slowly making it's appearance around these parts, I thought that it was time I spent the money- even for just one! I chose a nice, springy shade of blue with rouging down the sides to form around my belly and make me feel a little less like I was wearing a mumu! I was happy and satisfied.

That is, until I wore the shirt for the first time and managed to drip chocolate on my belly! No problem- just quickly throw it in the wash, right? Nope- still there. Okay, so use a little stronger stain remover and try it again! Even worse- this time whatever else I had in that load of wash managed to bleed out onto the shirt creating not only a stain, but a "lovely" tie-dye effect as well!

How Pretty! Not!

At that point I was just thinking, "You have got to be kidding me!! My ONE decent maternity T- RUINED! And I don't have the money to buy another one! What the heck am I going to wear the next two months?!"

Aww, well, mama just had to put a little ingenuity to work! I dyed the sucker! Yup, my springy blue T is now my royal purple T! A little Dylon, an hour out of my morning and VOILA, beauty!
The stitching did stay blue (must have been some sort of polyester), but at this point I figure it just adds to the over-all spunk of this already character-enhanced piece of my meager wardrobe!

So next time you think your new, or favorite, or most loved garment is ruined in the wash- head to the craft store, spend $2 and make a fresh masterpiece for your closet! Take that, you evil washing machine!


Homemade Mom said...

I've never dyed anything but I think it looks great! I have plenty of stuff that could use a dye job. What brand do you recommend? Can you give tips on how you did it?

Dee said...

That is SOO funny..and Im completely impressed! :)

MoziEsmé said...

How innovative!

Just wanted to wish Roman a happy birthday!

Montana Mama said...

That's hilarious! I totally did that to a few clothing items while I was dying my diapers! :) I came out with a blue nursing tank (used to be white but had become off-white b/c of our water), a new purple shirt (also used to be white, but got stained with mustard) and newly vivid tulip red shirt that was a washed out baby pink. :)

Good save! :)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great solution, I love the purple color!
Hey, I just read your post at 5 Minutes to Green, and I thought it was great. I have a blog titled "Reinvented", and I started a post today with the same title as yours, but I didn't publish it because it needed more polishing! :) Great minds think alike?

Anonymous said...

Love the colour!.

I have a pile of my daughters clothes that have stains on them that i am planning on dyeing.