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DIY: dipped in bleach

Dries van Noten S/S 2011

Something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now is to bleach a pair of jeans in order to achieve an ombre look. I used DanKlorix as bleach – no need to mix it with water, since there is not much chlorine in it, so it can’t damage the fabric – and left the jeans hanging in it for about one hour in order to really get all the color out. And since it was so easy I did the same to a pair of shorts while I was at it.


Ripped jeans. They come and they go and right now, probably thanks to the advertising by Columbine wearing this season’s Acne ripped denim, they’re definitely back.

The thing is (and this is no new thought) – why would anybody spend money on torn jeans? I am very much into the distressed look and it is the easiest thing to do yourself. Or at least that’s what I had heard. So, I tried it.

This is what you will need: A denim garment of your choice, a pair of scissors and a paper clip or needle.

What you need to do is cut out parallel slits. The space in between the slits will determine the size of the torn section.
Using your clip you can start undoing the grid of the fabric by pulling the white horizontal threads.
Then, you will remove the darker vertical threads and ta-da!

It’s so easy I did the same thing to a pair of shorts..

details: tassels

While I was shopping for my carnival costume, I found these tassels at an arts and crafts shop. Really quick DIY action and there it was, a tassel necklace. The only other thing you need for it is a thread. Piece of cake.

Lovely, don’t you think?

productive procrastination/DIY plans

I’m a procrastinator. Because I haven’t found a solution to that problem, I try to at least be more productive when I procrastinate. Instead of just blindly scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I try cleaning, baking (these for example) or drawing. I’m now planning on going to an arts and crafts supply store and a hardware store for a few DIY projects..

This collar is genius. It’s made with broken pieces of a CD and it looks really easy. 

You can find many tutorials on these dip dyed shorts. definitely something I want to wear this summer.

I couldn’t believe it when I found these beautiful transparent cuffs on Love Aesthetics (brilliant blog, you should check it out) – They’re DIY! And this is what you need:

Apparently they’re not even that hard to make you basically heat up the perspex pieces in your oven and then bend them. They look amazing.

I’m going to have exams the next couple of weeks, I hope I don’t get a really bad case of procrastination, but if I do at least I’ll make something pretty.