And as I am tight - actually let's think about that......tight as in I would never spend £25 on a skirt, but I will happily spend £30 on wool to make a (never-to-be-worn) cardigan.
Anyway, while pottering around Morecambe a couple of weeks ago I came across some charity shops, they have a lot of charity shops in Morecambe, and charity shop shopping is one of my favourite past-times.
I bought this KLASS skirt for the princely price of just £2.60 - bargain....but white. I don't do white, I spill too much food to ever do white, I tend to sit in things and trail things through puddles (and worse), NO, I don't DO white! Even my underwear is grey ;)
I know, I will tie-dye it :)
So off to my local Hobbycraft, aka - workplace, where I bought some Dylon hand-wash dyes.
I soaked the skirt and tied it up with elastic bands.
As the daughter and her girlfriend were hanging about nosing at what I was doing, they were dragged in to help. Shona weighed the salt, while Marie mixed the dye.
Balancing the skirt carefully across the bowl I dyed the middle section a lovely deep purple.
Finally the top of the skirt a lilac shade.
Oh.... I wore my 'new' skirt, climbed my stairs, stood on the hem and ripped 3/4 of the bottom layer off, while only just managing to grab the handrail to save myself from clattering down to the bottom in a most undignified manner!
Back to skirt school for me ;)