Blue Velvet: this and that

25.4.12

this and that



Currently favoring: 
A pair of scuffed up low-tops by Converse, that I trashed completely by adding studs on them. They're a bit of pain in the ass (you can see the bandages that I've put on the inside of the shoe) but they're fun and I got used to them after having worn them 2 or 3 times.

2 new pairs of bleached shorts. All those fumes from bleaching have clearly gone to my head since I bleach clothing pieces at least once a week. The red shorts had been a useless purchase from Zara about 5 years ago, that I had worn only once. The only reason that kept me from giving them away was that I knew I wanted to recreate them somehow. I was actually thinking of sewing a crochet piece all over them and have them look like this pair of River Island shorts, but I never really did it, so last week I decided to actually do something else with them instead of having them wait around. They actually turned out good.. but only on the back. I'll probably bleach them again to get better results on both sides.
The other pair of jeans cutoffs was one of my favorites back in the day, it used to be jeans, and then I cut it off and wore it as shorts. The washing machine somehow ruined its gray color and it looked as if it was constantly dirty. So I decided to bleach it as well, but not with the normal tie-dye technique. Instead, I chose the two-tone effect; I dipped it into the bleach-water mixture up until the pockets, and left it there for almost 2 hours. The bleach whitened only that side of the shorts, so the upper part remained gray, and the down part turned white.

5 comments:

Inspiration partout said...

Nice D.I.Y's!I love the way you bleached the gray pair!I'm definetely trying something similar!

Inspiration partout said...

Nice D.I.Y's!I love the way you bleached the gray pair!I'm definetely trying something similar!

Mia said...

Amazing!

With love, Mia

Kimberly said...

really love the shorts!

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Reaction said...

very nice idea!i am lookin my pair of light purple allstars that are in boot size suspiciously!