Recently I discovered the magic of tea dying!
These are some antique underthings I dyed with Lipton Black Tea; I'm really enjoying the soft earthy tint they lend these Edwardian slips. Ironically enough, the tea bath gave the pieces a more antiquated look, as the attic-fresh white cottons here really didn't have any patina and looked like they could've been sewn up yesterday. With their new hue, they're also infinitely more wearable; pure white floor-sweeping dresses look more Cult Wife than ethereal on my frame, and I can't seem to master walking successfully with a coffee cup. I also dipped some slips in Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry, but it just gave it a slight greyish cast; next, I'm going to boil up some actual blueberries and give berry dyes a shot. Don't be deterred if DIY/craftsy things aren't your bag (they're not mine; I'm busy and kinda lazy). Tea dying is refreshingly simple and very foolproof. And how fun is it to stir your clothes around in a giant pot on the stove! Here's a little tutorial if you want to try it.