A little while ago I wrote a review of the gorgeous Moda Printed Jersey Dress from George at Asda. I LOVE that dress – it works perfectly for me because it is made from stretch fabric and hugs my curves in all the right places.
However, the only downside for me was that this dress only came in the one colourway – black and off-white. That won’t stop me, though. I have blogged previously about how successful dyeing can be on viscose/elastane mixes and I decided to give it a go with some of these dresses, too.
So, I headed off to my local Asda stores and picked up as many size 10s as possible, as well as ordering some online.
I then went to Dunelm Mill and bought a variety of Dylon Machine Dyes, and to my local supermarket to buy regular table salt (this is required for use with Dylon Machine Dyes – they have their own salt available to purchase but regular cheap-as-chips salt is 100% perfect). Cue a weekend of dyeing – heaven!
I wanted to dye the dresses in a variety of colours and hues. I asked friends what colours they thought would be best and I went with their suggestions as much as possible.
Here are the results…
First of all, we have Slate Blue.
I love the darkness of this colour – it isn’t quite navy, but more like a very dark inky blue. It’s professional enough to wear for work but could also be dressed up with the right accessories to be appropriate for a night out, too.
This is a limited edition colour from Dylon so it’s not easy to get hold of. However, I found a couple of sellers on eBay and other places on the internet who still had stock so if you like this colour, make sure you snap it up asap!
Next, I tried something completely different. Flamingo Pink:
I wasn’t sure if this colour would work as it’s pretty bright but in my opinion it contrasts beautifully with the black and results in a fun, girlie look.
I liked this brighter contrast so next I tried Bahama Blue:
This one looks a bit lighter in real life and I love how it sets off my blue eyes and blonde hair. It also makes me look like I have more of a tan than I actually have, which is fine by me!
Time for a classic colour next – Tulip Red:
I was so pleased with how this turned out. Again, it’s a bit brighter in real life so slightly more ‘in your face’ but once more the black works so well with the vibrant red to make this dress a real eye-catcher.
Purple is a colour I very much like so of course I had to dye one of the dresses with Intense Violet:
The colour of this dye is simply gorgeous. It’s akin to the Cadbury’s Dairy Milk purple – rich, luxurious and sumptuous. It gives the dress a darker look than most of the other colours I’ve tried so far but I really like it.
The final dress I have to show you today was dyed with Ocean Blue:
This one ended up being quite a surprise. I use Ocean Blue quite a lot as I love the depth of colour it produces but I threw another item in the washing machine at the same time, which meant half the dye went to each item, so this dress came out lighter than usual (although this picture doesn’t show it too well). I love it! The lighter hue makes a welcome change to the variety of royal blue items in my wardrobe and again it complements my blonde hair and blue eyes perfectly.
Sadly, George don’t seem to have any more of these dresses available in a size 10, either online or instore (I rang round every Asda in Kent to make sure of this), which puts paid to my intentions to dye more of these dresses. That is, unless I try going up to a size 12. My concern with this would be that the wrapover skirt section would end up being too baggy…but I may venture into a local Asda soon to find out!
You can read about my other dyeing escapades here.
What do you think of the results of my dyeing? Which colour is your favourite?