My peacocks need a new home.


I've had this green sweater for a few years. It was a discount department store find, a few dollars, a nice dark color, and seemed to work with a lot in my wardrobe. This was when I was starting out in the vintage. I decided to pick up some appliques and deck the puppy out. It looked even better after that, but there was one problem after all these years of wear.
I've never washed it.


Okay, don't start getting grossed out. I was very careful with the sweater, but because of the applique, and I'd have to remove them, I didn't see the point. The sweater was an acrylic/cotton blend, and I just never felt it sticking around that long. Turns out it did. 

But that was then, and this is now. I live in sweateville, population me! You all remember miss chartreuse? She's had some work done.


Turns out she likes to tan.
I finally got around to using my last bottle of RIT green, and this is the outcome. I like it. It's lighter than that original sweater, but its much nicer (for my skin tone at the least) than the original dye that this white sweater first got. Wow, this thing started off as white! Ha! 


I still have to stitch over the button holes to hide the acrylic/polly thread, but thats minor. Once that is all out of the way, I'll add the appliques and be all set.

Whew!
I'm tired of talking about sweaters, as I'm sure you are tired of hearing about them. 

Back to foundation garments!!
I finally have enough cash to start the shopping for corset supplies. I will keep you all updated on that this weekend. Also, I have to go and get fabric for my halloween costume. It's not as cool as last years, but I'm thinking it will be pretty rad.

Okay all, have a great Friday, and drink a nice cocktail if you can!

3 comments:

  1. I can't wait to find out what you will be for halloween! The appliques are fantastic, where did you get them?

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  2. I love sweaters too! Oh, they can be a pain to clean though! I don't know how many I've shrunk or stretched out.....

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  3. I love the appliques! I don't have any peacock ones yet..gotta add those to my list :)

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