revamp old to new naturally: slip lingerie

pink mophead hydrangea

bloom with eucalyptus

front view

spot of blues from bloom

I was removing some of the spent blooms of my pink hydrangeas and a thought came to mind. I was curious to know if this lovely pink color would be a good eco-print plant material for this project.

I gathered enough of the blooms, and pre-soaked them in alum water, while I go find something appropriate to use.  I found an older lingerie, the fabric is soft and has a light sheen to it. I am not sure, but I think the fabric is Charmeuse, which is a lightweight fabric woven with a satin weave.

I arranged the plant materials (hydrangeas, oak leaf hydrangea, eucalyptus willow) on top, bundled it up and steamed for about 2 hours. The next day, I got up early and opened the bundle. I was pleased with the results!

I didn’t get pink from the hydrangeas, just spots of blue, an array of light golds to yellows from the oak leaves, and ochre from eucalyptus. It turned out beautifully and I shall enjoy wearing it!

R: oak leaf hydrangea, L: eucalyptus willow

eucalyptus willow–my favorite botanical

back view

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