I couldn't find a zipper I liked for the turquoise polar feece. Well -- its been sitting on my sewing table, upbraiding me with its fuzz for months -- and as winter is hitting us with its parting shot, I decided it was about time to take things into my own hands.
The internet had failed me, so I turned to dye. I found the perfect color, and in the pot it was exactly what I wanted.....
But rinsed out it was a pale shadow of the color of wanted. (Still color color-family-wise than the other options... but not good.) I considered going with it.. but I just wasn't happy. I want my zippers to match, damn it!
Enter the sharpie! I got a fatty and a fine tip. Huzzah for the art store!
Behold the glory! A little patchy, but lets be honest, no one but me is ever going to look at it. (So, why, you ask, do I care so much? It will show when the jacket is open, and I like it to be uniform. Also- obsessive and crazy.)
Joy was felt throughout the city!
And as inevitably happens, I started trying it on with everything I own.
Yay to smiting dye demons!ReplyDelete
Bravo on finally getting your right color zipper!!! I would've never thought to use sharpies - thanks for the tip!ReplyDelete
Excellent idea - & another great fitting funky fleece. The colour is stunning, & I like the crinoline styling!!ReplyDelete