Anyway, this is the find that inspired me this morning, while catching up on cool finds that I've missed out on lately on StyleSays (shirt originally from Lulu's):
I'm really digging the neon mint color as well, but I don't think I'll be able to find a cheap dye in that color! We'll see what colors I'll be able to find at Joann's or Wal-Mart, and if I decide to attempt the ombre look, here are some pieces I'll be using as inspiration:
I simply trimmed the front to give the shorter in the front, longer in the back look (which I thought was hideous when I first saw the trend, but have since fallen in love with it and admired its flattery on my frame!)
I then cut the fabric, along the line where the collar buttoned on, creating a diagonal about one-inch wide stripe. I then just removed the buttons that kept down the collar and sewed them on again, though at a wider angle, outside of the cut-out rather than inside of it.
To add another little touch, I cutout a little trapezoid in the middle of the back, which is a bit awkward shown on camera, and looks kind of stupid in person too, but I can't do anything about it now... haha. On the bright side, though, it'll be easy to cover up if I wear my hair down...
So that's it! The total cost of creation was $0, since I had the shirt and all of the sewing tools already, but if I decide to dye it, it'll cost me about $3. 3 bucks for a brand new, trendy shirt? Yes please!
I'll keep you updating with the dying technique I decide to use!
Happy Easter or Passover to you and your families and enjoy the beautiful spring weather!