Monday, November 10, 2014

Another 99c Store Costume Hack

You may know I loves me some 99c store. I'm very fond of the re-make or up-cycle however you term it. Some things I use as intended and some I rework. I bought these gentleman's Sunday go to meeting socks and thought "hmmm", they have a high cotton content I bet they would dye beautifully.
Gent's fancy dress socks, quite tall almost OTK

Dye vat with helpful chopstick for stirring

I put them into a bowl of dye and walked away. They dyed beautifully!
If the dye package says Sea Coral, believe it.
Hack the Second-

Stretchy anklets as mitts. The are basically a stretchy tube, if they fit your feet they'll fit your hand.
I really liked the pattern and thought mitts!
Mitt hack modeled by my Sis-in-Law Heather, who always has a manicure.
Super easy, cut off the sewing at the toe. I was going to carefully unpick the seam and it was faster to just cut off the stitching. It doesn't unravel just rolls a bit. Hand stitch between the thumb and fingers and you are done. 100% period-no. But passable at a few feet and well, 99c.

Ever Your Thimble Servant,
Miss Brilliantine


  1. Awww, thanks! You can see my unpolished toes at the bottom of the picture, LOL!

  2. These hacs are brilliant Miss Brilliantine!! I may have to attempt to follow your instructions!

  3. The mitts are a great idea!