21.3.16

Neon Highlights

I have a big inertia factor to overcome when it comes to dyeing.  The mess.  Past splotchy results.  Colours that don't end up quite how I imagined.  In fact, it has taken me over a year to try out some acid dyes I bought for dyeing bra notions.  I ordered just a couple of colours when I ordered tie dye kits for my kids the Christmas before last.

So I was a teensy bit excited when I pulled my elastic our of the jug and it was a brilliant fluoro yellow colour.



I dyed a small piece of power mesh and a hook and eye closing at the same time (see photo below), which also worked out wel, (although I decided not to use them).  I had heard good things about Makebra DL03, so I thought I would test it out whilst I was being all experimental.  It fits me about as well as a RTW bra, which is not that great.  So, sadly, that bra has gone off to Vinnies.  The knickers were also a bit of a dud.  They were from a self-drafted pattern that I have used before, but they seem a bit small in this lycra.  Also, that mesh cross-over bit did not really work out as a design feature.  So, nothing new to add to my underwear drawer, which is badly in need of new stock

The other dye colour was a strawberry red, which I tested out on some scrap lycra.  I'm hoping there is enough of the scrap to sew a Watson, but there may not be.  The orange pieces were from random mixing of the red and yellow dyes.  I actually have quite a hodge podge of bra making stuff in my stash at the moment.  Plenty of bits and pieces, but not really a collection of fabrics and elastics that inspires me.  I don't know whether to stock up, or make do with what I have for the moment.  When I do re-stock, I know I will be buying more dye colours and plain white notions for sure.



3 comments:

  1. Too bad that set didn't fit you well as it looks terrific. Lucky op shoppers! I think the citrus colours of the bits and pieces look so great together. I hope you get your Watson out of it!

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  2. this past weekend I went to the mall with my daughters and we were talking about unusual combination of colors in lingerie, so you are following the USA trend in lingerie!

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  3. The colour of the elastic is awesome, what a pity that the set did not work otherwise.

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