One of the simplest ways to refashion fabric items is to dye them - one of my favorite things to do! These pieces all began as plain white finds from Goodwill. I forgot to take before pictures - just imagine them white! I used fiber reactive Procion Dyes (I order them from Dharma Trading Company) and these instructions.
I used Kingfisher Blue for this shirt. It dyes a nice chambray color - and this shirt has little white dots that didn't pick up the dye as well, so it has some nice contrast.
This is a thicker cotton knit fabric cardigan that I dyed with Plum and then changed the buttons out to my favorite pearl ones. Oddly enough I end up wearing cardigans more in the summer in Phoenix than the winter! Most places around here are air conditioned to arctic frigid.
This gorgeous tablecloth was on a $1 close out - granted, it did look pretty plain in white. I dyed it with a mixture of 3 parts Peach and 1 part Terracotta and did not leave it in the dye for the full amount of time - I just kept an eye on it until it got a little darker than what I wanted. It has a beautiful handmade look - it's machine made, though!
After a short break from the rainbow washcloths I'm back working on them! Next week I'll have the second to last one.
Happy Creating! Deborah