Friday, May 18, 2012

Pleated Skirt Upcycle

I found this great pleated skirt at Goodwill a few months ago. The length was a little awkward at first. Not long enough to be a maxi on my tall self, so I cut a good 8 inches off and serged the new end. 

Drawing inspiration from some of these and other great skirts on Pinterest...




I decided to give my skirt a pop of color. Using Rit's color guide formula, I found the perfect combination to get a fresh, minty blue. Who would've thought yellow and teal would come together to make mint blue? As it turns out the ratio of 1 tsp. teal to 1 tsp. lemon yellow to 1 cup of water creates the pretty hue. 

Brandon, a few friends, and I just got home from Galveston Island. It was so nice to get some sand and sun after a long, tough semester. Louie came with us of course and he loved the beach. He was running around like a crazy dog through the water and got a good roll in the sand. 

Here he is in all his wet, sandy glory. 

Are the dog pictures getting old yet? (;




Thrifty Miss Smith said...

so very pretty and great pics too. I love all of your stuff :) I just used your elastic under the tongue of a shoe from your yellow shoe makeover and it works great! Thanks so much for doing what you do and inspiring people like me :) Have a great weekend!

Emily said...

The dog pictures are NOT getting old. He is adorable!

Kendall said...

Love what you did with the skirt & keep the dog pics coming!


Lady Mockingbird said...

oooh how these pics make me miss that muddy beach and its beautiful brown waters!!

how awesome that you experimented and it turned out great!! I have 1/2 a bottle of teal in my stash.. might need to run out for some lemon and give "minty blue" a try!

congrats on finishing your semester, good to see you are getting to relax with some fun in the sun!


Jessica said...

This is so cute! I love it. What a great idea to dye the fabric to get a beautiful color. :-)

Princess Dory said...

Louie, ah just too cute! xD And your skirt is absolutely beautiful!

Veva said...

I love the new color!
the picture of the dog is so lovely!!

Carly said...

Louie is so cuteeeee!!! Happy anniversary :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Very cute Katy!!! And louie is just adorable, lol!!

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