Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to dip dye denims!

If you've ever had a pair of white denim jeans then you will know exactly how unfrogiving they are for your figure. However their allure is simple. They're white and they're denim. White denims are the  perfect balance between smart and casual, a great addition to your summer wardrobe.

Dip dyeing or bleaching is taking this to a whole other level. Making it so much easier to find a great pair of white denims. All you have to do is dig through your closet for a pair of jeans you aren't wearing. It's a simple process, I think, I'll be trying it out this evening on an old but much loved pair of jeans and shorts.

It's a step by step process that goes as follows:
  • Wear plastic gloves to protect your hands.
  • Create bleach solution, mixing two parts water and one part bleach in a plastic bucket.
  • Prepare yourdenims by threading a ruler through the belt loops (or use any long item to rest across bucket).
  • Dip the shorts into the liquid, to the desired depth, and rest the ruler on the top of the bucket where they will hang in the solution.
  • Leave the shorts soaking for approx 30 minutes.
  • The bleach will run a tad, so be sure to leave an additional few inches.
  • After the bleach has turned the shorts the desired white shade (this may take a few dips), remove and soak in your sink or bathtub with two parts water and one part vinegar for approx. five to ten minutes, to stop the bleaching process.
  • Let the shorts dry completely ...
before dancing around in the mirror stoked with kind of new jeans!

The only problem now is to hold yourself back from dip dyeing every single item in your closet!

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