Domestic Goddess Project# 5
Dip-dye and ombre shorts are all the rage right now. I wanted to buy a pair for myself at Topshop but it's just too expensive. I can't seem to justify spending 2k plus for just a pair of distressed shorts. So I figured, I can make this. I rummaged through my super messy closet and took for a pair of jeans that I'm not using for the past year or so and decided to cut if off and with a few household products, I've successfully made my very own Ombre shorts.
I'm happy to share with you guys my first attempt on dip-dying and studding.
You willl need:
Old cut-off jeans
Prepare the bleach and water mixture in a small container. Fill in half of the container with bleach and fill in the rest of the container with water. Be sure to use gloves!
Decide which part of the shorts you want to bleach. I wanted the upper part to be bleached so I hung the shorts upside-down. The hanger is just an additional precaution since the water can seep through the whole garment easily. It serves as a handle for me.
Dip your desired part and length into the bleach-water solution for about an hour or until you got the color you want. Check the garment every 5-10 minutes.
|After 10 minutes of soaking|
|After 30 minutes of soaking|
|After an hour of soaking|
|Got my desired color after an hour and 15 minutes of soaking|
Step 4: Wash and dry
Make sure to wash the shorts properly with laundry detergent to remove any trace of bleach. Then spin or hang to dry.
Decide on where to put the studs and visualize the pattern that you want to make. I wanted to make an inverted triangle.
Push the stud through the fabric. Make sure that all four points make it through the other side.
Using tweezers, press the points into the center one by one.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you finish your desired pattern.
After my successful attempt, I wanted to dip dye every single one of my jean shorts. lol. I hope this simple tutorial inspired you to make one. :)
Till my next Domestic Goddess Project (DGP)!