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Topic: Various Techniques for Making T-Shirts/Clothes Look & Feel Vintage  (Read 94697 times)
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munsters 2004
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2004 06:28:08 AM »

Yah, when you find out how to do it, please post exactly how you do it. Thanks
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2004 01:57:57 AM »

There was a thing on the Style Network about it. They said somthing about using a t-shirt that is not 100% cotton b/c when you put it in bleach and salt water it eats away the cotton and makes a vintage style shirt. I don't know how much of each though. Sorry!

Do you remember what show it was on?
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2004 06:28:16 PM »

They talked about it on the Vouge and In Style show that they did.
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2004 06:47:59 PM »

what about stonewashing? (try not to think of 80's tight rolled jeans).  I know at one time RIT sold a home stonewashing kit.... (okay I'll admit that I bought it in junior high and stonewashed my own jeans) but it worked so well that I threw in a couple of my poly blend cure t-shirts, and they came out looking pretty worn.  
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2004 09:09:45 PM »

I was watching Queer Eye for the Straight Guy the other day, and Carson washed a new T-shirt with rock salt to give it a vintage feel.  I don't know if it necessarily made the T-shirt soft and cushy and worn-in, but it looked great.  He didn't say how much rock salt to water, but I guess it's something you could try playing around with at your local laundromat.

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« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2004 10:09:29 AM »

thanks for the tip.  i looked at craft stores for the stonewashing kit, and i don't think they exist anymore (not that I'm surprised, really).

so i guess i'll try the rock salt method.  hot water, salt... i wonder where the bleach comes into the picture...
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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2004 10:16:57 AM »

From the Queer Eye website:

"High Sodium Fashion
Like the worn out look of a t-shirt but need a new one? Wash it in a washing machine with rock salt. That abrades the fabric and fades it a little bit for that well-worn look."

Huh.  Kind of vague on the details, but this is obviously a step in the right direction.  I'll try it out and post my results ASAP.
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« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2004 03:25:49 PM »

I just saw a denim bleaching/clothing fading kit at Michael's in the clearance aisle and I thought of this thread.... If you live near a Michael's and are still looking for a solution, I would check this out.....

ps- I think that I'm relieved that they don't sell RIT stonewashing kits anymore..... I mean, think of what could happen if that got into the wrong hands!
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2004 08:24:44 AM »

Someone I know washes her clothes like she's trying to "felt" them, like you do with sweaters. and sometimes she grinds them with sea salt to get worn in spots...if anyone has any information on this....?
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2004 04:43:38 AM »

I think I would leave the bleach OUT. Smiley
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