I wanted 100% cotton fabric that was close to my natural skin tone. All I could find was the light cream fabric shown at the bottom of the photo. I remembered about dying with tea, so I saved my used tea until I had a bowl full (maybe 2 cups by volume?) then tied the leaves and bags into a cheesecloth. In a plastic bucket, I mixed 1/4 cup of salt with a kettle full of boiling water, added the cheesecloth dye bag and my fabric, added enough boiling water to just cover the fabric, gave it all a stir, and let it sit all day while I was at work. The fabric at the top is the resulting color. I expect it to lighten a bit once I wash it in a machine. Even if the result isn't a match for my skin and is a bit mottled, I am happy with the browner color.
Hi! I live in Virginia. My mom taught me to sew. I think I started at 4 or 5 by sewing buttons onto a handkerchief, but don't trust my memory. That was a long time ago. As a teenager, I was more interested in completing projects than learning good sewing techniques. Now, I am teaching myself some things I missed. My sewing interests are in learning to make alterations to and draft patterns to fit my petite 4'11" tall, 32" chest, 45" hip body.