BACK YARD BLEACH JOB

HOME Girl has a lot to answer for. Not only did her beads have me snapping up my own left, right and centre, her jumpsuits had me hankeri...


HOME Girl has a lot to answer for. Not only did her beads have me snapping up my own left, right and centre, her jumpsuits had me hankering for a longer waist and legs to carry one off. But it was her ways with a bottle of bleach that had me in the back yard flinging a bleach-loaded toilet brush at my jeans.

I bought a pair of Levis (above) for $7 to splatter with bleach but on first go was left with a pair that yellowed and looked like I’d been crawling about under the house in them. My theory is they were fixed with a fade-resistant chemical because the bleach made nary a dent in the colour.



I dragged a second pair out of the cupboard, a daggy old pair (second and third pictures above) I use for Girl Guide camps, and flung bleach at them to better effect. Spurred on I had a second go at the Levis and was quite happy with the resultant worn and faded look. I deliberately bought the Levis a couple of sizes too big to wear them belted on the hip and bunched at the cuff. The darker jeans look cute turned up at the cuff, with my Birkenstocks and a white tee.

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11 comments

  1. They look great! I remember doing this in the 80's. Mum was not very impressed...

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  2. They look great!
    I just saw something similar on the telly about the runway at Melbourne fashion week - very fashion forward.

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  3. I spy blunnies in that first pic! Love what you're doing to those jeans but I don't have the guts myself despite being a huge fan of tie-dye in the '80's.

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  4. hooray for bleach! glad to see you've caught the bug. i've come across bleach resistant garments in the past too - quite confounding. the jeans look great, such a satisfying endevour. yay!

    btw i feel v priveleged to have my name dropped on your blog recently, its kind of making up for the lack of activity happening in home girl land xxx

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  5. Those jeans look great! And they look like fun to create!

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  6. hey they look so cool!! i sort of cringed when i noticed acid wash jeans on the comeback...'been there done' that but your version looks really great!!

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  7. Happy Sunday! I tagged you if you would like to play along.

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  8. There is always room for more appreciation - love them!

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  9. Well I never! Never have I seen such a spanking result from bleach and a loo brush!!!! Well done!

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  10. The jeans turned out awesome, totally cute, and I love how they match your mug!

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