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« on: March 07, 2004 07:20:50 PM »

I got an old pair of oversized jeans from my SO, so I cut them up to make a wraparound skirt.

However, when I got to the back, I discovered that the pockets were MUCH bigger than girls' jeans pockets, so I had to rip them out. But.. now I have a new problem.

Any ideas for evening out that one patch of color?
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2004 07:37:01 PM »

You need to get yourself some fabric paint and slap on a pair of handprints, girlfriend!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2004 09:06:55 PM »

Personally I like them that way.  I think it looks great Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2004 09:45:35 AM »


Apply bleach with a toothbrush to pocket area to lighten then dye skirt with fabric dye
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2005 07:14:10 AM »

One warning on using bleach. Just be aware that bleach can damage the fibers of the cloth you are working with. Try to avoid putting full strength bleach on fabric for this reason. You could wind up with holes and then you have an entirely NEW set of troubles to deal with.

If you overdye the whole skirt, then it might help even out the tones a bit. You'll probably still see some difference, but it might not be as noticeable.

Rit also makes a "color remover" product. I've never used it, but it might be worth a shot.
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« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2005 10:26:40 AM »

Thanks for replying. That was a long time ago, and I didn't like the results I got, so I cut the skirt up and turned it into quilt panels.

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