This week, I have mostly been buying clothes on my charity shop trips. Here are a few things I picked up, with the intention of dyeing…


A fully-lined Laura Ashley skirt and a Next top – both 100% linen. I thought I would dye these both the same shade and wear together with a belt. Unfortunately my cheapskate ways meant that I did not use a pre-lightener before I tried dying them Dylon Rosewood Red, so they did not come out the same colour, so I am now thinking of maybe a darker shade. Any suggestions?



This Prêt à Porter dress doesn’t look much on the hanger, but believe me, it is lovely on. But again, I’m not sure about the colour, as it washes me out a bit – I need something stronger. I haven’t decided which shade yet, but I’ll wear it a few times with a teeshirt underneath and tights (it’s still freezing here!) and then dye it later.

Liz has been buying clothes too – pop over and see her and other’s Magpie finds by clicking the badge below:

Me and My Shadow

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