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

6 comments:

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

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

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