The Flower Fairy Dress!
This picture, drawn by my daughter, was the vision.
Step 1: Cut Petals!
Anyway, it was free and therefore totally in my price range!
I cut out petals in 2 different sizes. One just slightly smaller than the other.
(You could do whatever size petal you want...but the smaller the petal, the more time sewing them on later...you decide!)
Step 2: Singe Petals!
I used a candlestick with a pillar candle...and a small flame to carefully singe all the edges so they wont fray...and I don't have to do any extra sewing.
You'll notice it gives the petal a lightweight, slightly uneven, ruffled edge...perfect, like a rose petal!
Step 3: Time to Dye.
I have done some dying before, but never with the ombre dyed effect.
It was fairly simple.
I filled my largest pot with hot water and had it simmering on the stove.
Now, you'll want to carefully read the dye instructions, as they vary depending on fabric, quantity, etc.
I added vinegar and the dye into the hot water.
I didn't want the top of the petals to dye, so I used a safety pin and pinned them all together...2 bunches, large petals and small.
That made it easy to hold onto as well.
I began by wetting my petals in hot water.
Then I dipped the petals into the pink dye bath and dipped them in and out and moved them around for 30 minutes.
I let them hang over the edge of the pot and took pictures...