How many of us have at least an item of clothing in our closet that has never been worn or perhaps forgotten it ever exists? I must admit, that sometimes, I have the tendency to buy something that it’s either on sale or thought it would match an outfit at home.
Then, when you I got home, I realized two things; the item didn’t match an outfit that I thought it would, and it’s a hassle to drive back to the store for an exchange. Hmm, I wonder do guys have this problem.
I have this silk blouse that was hanging in the closet, still with its price tag. The fabric is a blend of 93% silk and 7% spandex, and it has a lustrous and silky sheen to it. I don’t know this name of the color on the blouse, and thought it was rather plain-looking. So, what did I do?
Here’s a quick post to illustrate the “before and after” to my pre-loved silk blouse. I bundled the blouse with a variety of eucalyptus and pine needles, then boiled it in a dye bath with barks and leaves for about two hours. This is my solution to bringing old to new with eco printing using botanical–a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to fashion.
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