My open robe started of as a front buttoning regency dress....but that went wrong so it got converted to an open robe. After wearing it for the Jane Austen Festival in Bath I realise a white open robe didn't look quite right plus it was looking more off white after its outing. So I decided to dye it. I think its what a thrifty regency lady would do.
First what colour? Well as no matter how much I try to go for a blue theme I end up going back to green...it was green I chose. They didn't have any 'olive green' left in the shop so I went for 'amazon gren instead'. I was a little worried it might be a bit too light and I'd need dye for a 2nd time.
But I was surprised and really pleased with how it looked in the bowl. I used a flash so its looking a little lighter in the pic than in reality.
I even rushed upstairs to grab some offcuts of the original fabric. They came out a little lighter than the main garment but close enough.
Looking rather regency in colour. The floral pattern on the white fabric has really come into its own against the green background.
|You can see sneaky peek at spencer I'm working on|