DIY Colored Skinny Jeans

I feel like a fashion designer!! Not quite, but seriously
This DIY project was one of my favorites I have ever
done not only because it was cheap & easy,
but because I got a sweet pair of pants out of it!

Ummm  yes. These were blue jeans I have had for years in my closet
& I was never going to wear them ever again due to
them being a little a little baggy & not great looking denim anymore.
I have been the same size since high school so you can imagine
the amounts of old jeans I have in my closet.

I put this picture on instagram {lizmariegalvan} a few weeks ago when I
made them.. I’m a little obsessed with them!

So here is the rundown on how I made them…
I bleached the jeans in a five gallon bucket for about an hour.
The mixture in the bucket was about 3 gallons of water with
about 3 cups of bleach {your jeans may need a different ratio,
I recommend experimenting with your jeans} & of course
You can die white pants, shorts, capris, exd as well
in that case you can skip this whole step all together.

I stirred the jeans occasionaly to make sure all parts were being
bleached equally. After they were all bleached white I threw them
in the washer & washed them with my DIY laundry soap {here}.
I then took the damp jeans after they were washed & put them
back in the 5 gallon bucket in the mixture of dye & water.

I used Petal Pink from Rit which you can find at Michaels,
Walmart, & many other stores in the laundry aisle.
The ratio I used for the dye was 2/3 of the bottle of dye to
about 4 gallons of water. You can also dye your jeans in
the washer as well. All the instructions for dying both ways are on
the box of dye itself if you have any questions.

 After the first time of me dying I had a few spots that were lighter on
my pants so I ended up throwing them in my washer with the rest
of the dye that I had left {Follow the directions on the bottle} &
they came out perfect!

So there you have it! My first pair of DIY colored pants!
A pair like this at Target sells for about twenty five dollars.
The dye I used cost me just under $3!!
These were so simple to make that I can’t wait to transform
all of my other discarded jeans & shorts!
A big thank you to my friend Rachael of Rach Lea
Photography
for taking some quick pics of my new sweet pants!

Have you dyed clothes before?
I would love to hear about your adventures
& what you dyed!
Share it on the facebook page {here} or in the
comments below!

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