My 7-year-old daughter was looking over my shoulder while I was reading September Vogue and saw a Versace coat that she just had to have. It was a black-and-white stripe fur with a black-and-red dot fur trim. But, she said, “I want it as a dress”. I gave that some thought, and realized that I have some white velvet which might be useful in this circumstance. I bought it from a remnant bin. I think it might be silk.
I dyed it with Procion dyes from Dharma. The black is Better Black, and the red is Chinese red. I did a sample first, and saw the the effect was more Stephan Sprouse than wild animal, but my daughter approved it, so I dyed the rest of the yardage. It’s been a while since I’ve done a dye project, so I found it satisfying.
Now that the dye is complete, I’m thinking this will be a fairly quick project.