I love a good eBay bargain, and I recently purchased a pair of mens Levi jeans with plans of chopping them up into little jean shorts (see my DIY post here for cutting jeans). I thought I would be ok with a beige/ cream colour but in person it just didn’t look good to me, so I set about lightening them to an off white.
All you need:
- A basin
- a bleach
I popped the shorts into a basin and filled it up with bleach and water, using a ration of 1 part bleach to 3 parts water. I made sure that the shorts were completely submerged in the water and bleach, as I wanted the fade to be as even as possible.
I left the jeans to sit over night and once I was happy with the colour I rinsed them in the washing machine.
I am really happy with colour I achieved through bleaching, and I was pleasantly surprised that the red tab and or label were not affected by the bleaching. I know the difference is very small, but I really just wanted to get rid of the yellow tone that was present in the shorts in their original colour.
Ok so not the craziest post I have ever written, but I was really happy with the results and wanted to share them with you all. Now I am going to rip them to shreds so that they are super distressed for Electric Picnic!
Until next time,