Dyeing…The Saga Continues

And the saga continues as I work on my ball gown for the upcoming trip to Bath. Constructing a ball gown is not always an easy, straight-forward process as the following post reveals.  🙂


Dyeing and color theory is a crazy science, of course I want dyed to match silk satin ribbon to edge flounces with, and the gown’s main fabric is a changeable duchess silk satin…which means ribbon dyeing has to be done in pale rinses, each shade at a time, with lots of time checks, and it still might not work. FUN 🤪

Check out the pretty coral pink pile of ribbon in the sink..too dark, I was too aggressive with the orange, It can’t be color stripped, so some lucky future client will get loads of silk ribbon work! The blush pink (in the sink, looks tan) is dead on perfect and I hesitate to add…that was just good luck!

Trying to match that piece of silk in my hand, third batch (in the sink) is a charm…the other pink ribbon is now too dark, so that has to wait for another project. No loss…just not for this dress.

Hallelujah!! That was harder than it looks, that blush rose silk has a lot of green undertones…but I did it!

Finally, the same for the narrow ribbon. That wasn’t an easy match. *WHEW*