1. Become a fan on the DJC Existence Facebook page
2. Become a fan of the Anastomose Facebook Page
3. Become a follower on this blog
4. Post a link on your Facebook page about to this give-away
5. Leave a comment on this post with the link to your Facebook post and your email address
That's it! Not too difficult, right?
About today's Look:
This whole look cost me about $40 including the shoes, being broke doesn't have to cramp your style! I got the sweater and the pants at the Salvation Army for $13. The shorts were originally Anne Taylor dress pants. The pants were too short for me, a little too big, and too dressy for my everyday life so I spiced them up!
First I had to take them in (unless you have a good amount of experience sewing I wouldn't recommend you try alterations yourself. Try to find something that is already your size). Then I cut them off and added a cuff to the bottom.
The next step was distressing them. Once the fit and cut was right I still wasn't in love with the color. So I cut some test swatches from the extra fabric (If you can you really want to test out your dying technique before doing it on your final garment. It's hard to tell before hand how it is going to come out and you don't want to ruin the garment). First you need to mordant the fabric (a process that strips the fibers of the fabric so that it will accept the dye better), I used tannic acid and soda ash. Then go to town with different dyes and dye combinations! I used all natural dye from Blue Castle Fiber Arts. Another tip: if you want the dye job to come out a little uneven like mine, let the dye bath come to a boil and then turn off the fire before you put the garment in. This way it doesn't move around and the dye won't be as saturated in the folds of the fabric (I let mine sit in the dye bath for 2hrs).
|Here is the transformation!|
For the shoes:
|The left shoe (my good side)|
|The right shoe (my bad side)|
Now go hit that thrift store and get creative!