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« on: June 08, 2011 12:16:08 PM »

When i finally get to come home at the end of the semester, i try to do as much crafting as possible.
lately i've been having a lot of fun buying mom jeans from goodwill and savers and other thrift stores and making cool shorts out of them.
first i did a lot of pairs with the "ombre" bleached look, but this week i made a pair that i LOVE using the same technique but with dye instead of bleach. so i just wanted to show them off a bit!

this came from a pair of blue dkny jeans:

and then this is some of the pairs i did before using just bleach

hope you guys like them Smiley

« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2011 03:26:35 PM »

I really like the gradations that you've achieved. May I ask, did you do your dipping slowly or quickly? However it was done, they are brilliant.

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2011 03:31:02 PM »

wow, thanks! to be honest its not specific timing or measuring ingredients, its more of a trial and error kind of thing. to give you some timing though (depending on the jeans) each layer soaks for around ten minutes then i dip them in further and so on. but you really just have to sit and keep an eye on them

« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011 03:36:19 PM »

I love them! they look really cute  Cheesy
I now need to find cheap old jeans... Wink
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011 12:54:29 PM »

The RIT dye website has a tutorial on how to ombre dye Smiley
I have tons of these types of jeans I picked up from goodwill not too long ago, and some packets of dye, i'm going to try this out!

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