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