Browsing the Anthropologie site the other day, I found this skirt, that I fell in love with:
Love, love, love, love, LOVE. Might be the only thing from Anthro that I've ever truly wanted.
Here's a better image of the fabric.
Well, instead of spending $200 on a skirt, I figured I could make one myself. I found similar fabric and a pattern that I think I can modify.
65% Cotton, 35% Polyester. It's not perfect, but it's pretty good as-is, and it was $1.98/yard.
I'd love to get it closer to the Anthro version, but can't figure out the best way to get that color. Do I want to overdye with tan? Dye with coffee or tea? Something else I haven't thought of? I looked through the boards and tutorials and couldn't find an answer.
I have 4 yards, and I plan on taking a small piece and sample-dyeing before doing all 4 yards. (It may have been cheap, but that's no reason to take unnecessary risks.) I'm open to trying whatever method might get me the results I want.