Added Jul 14, 2012
I made a version of this dress – McCalls 6553 and when my daughter, Abiah88, saw it, she wanted one for herself. When the thermometer didn’t budge from the 90’s for 2 straight weeks in Brooklyn, I decided it was time for her to have her own graded down version of this airy dress. I started out with super light (and wrinkly) rayon challis, folded and clamped it, and then dyed it in two concentrations of a kind of mushroom pink dye bath. I just used Rit dye, mixing together petal pink, tan, brown and black until I got the right color. Of course, one panel of the dress got left behind on the cutting table, and I had to try to re-create the entire dying process…@#$$*, but I think it worked out. The only change I made to the pattern is the I gathered the back rather than pleating it as the pattern calls for.
3 yard of white rayon challis, dyed
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