Doesnt a whole line of new cloth drying on a breezy sunny day make you smile! It does me!
I bought a bargain bale of cotton lawn from here for just £7.50 and as it turned out (think Ive mentioned this) it was dark browns, fantastic! My new colour for the future. Cotton fabric MUST always be pre shrunk before sewing (yes I learnt the hard way.....) so in it went to the machine with a few yards of linen blend from Ikea which was a brilliant, its going to blind me, white. I also put in some hideous pale pink linen blend fabric.
It happily sloshed about for an hour and OH what joy when I took it out of the machine. The brown fabric had bled and overdyed all of the other fabrics. Normally this would have been a 'I can't believe it' moment but instead I was very happy. The pink went into a very subtle sort of vintagey tea stained colour, the white went a pale creamy yellow, and the browns stayed just as brown as before!
I have already chopped up 2 lots of brown for a sun dress. It isnt quite finished but its nearly there.
Next sewing project is recycling some linen skirts from the charity shop into one, hopefully two new ones in my favourite skirt pattern.