Week 35 Tulle Party Skirt
The past week and weeks to come are full of parties and celebrations! As the holidays approach I tried my hand at a Carrie Bradshaw inspired, zero-waste little ditty.
Carrying on with my quest to find a black dye, I used a store bought package dye to try to fulfill the imagery in my mind.
This tulle circle skirt is made from one yard of hemp/cotton fabric and four yards of black tulle. Even with the package dye, I struggled to get the deep saturation of colour that I seek.
Instead I got a mottled grey, almost purple, with distinct spots of pure blue as well as pure red. When I studied in New York, my class toured the offices of Jones New York. I remember there being a dedicated colour specialist, who scientifically matched shades of blacks in fabrics used in coordinating tops and bottoms. I was fascinated that such a position existed. The variations are great, although maybe not noticeable to the untrained eye.
Noticeably here, with all of the extra fabric attached like a crinoline in between and under the layers of the skirt, the concept of a full tulle skirt remains better than the execution. Nonetheless the party must go on! Thanks for reading. Xoxox.
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