Monday, April 20, 2009

Experimenting with bleach Part 1.

Like any cautious D.I.Y-er, I did my research and tried a sample from Lax's old jeans before jumping in the deep end with my bleached jeans project inspired by seaofghosts.comThe sample went swimmingly. So you can imagine my surprise when my jeans turned out like this:

My second attempt with a different pair of jeans was a little less of a shock, and in my opinion a more successful outcome. Just goes to show what the individual denim can make. Now that I have no black jeans left, I am on the lookout for some more cheap ones. I am determined to get the desired finish, like in my first sample.
DIY jeans worn with old Pixies t-shirt, vintage gold embroidered bolero and 70's brogues.

Love Kaylene


  1. Niiiiiiiiiiice! Jealous!

  2. They went redish because red would have been a dominant in the base of the black colour, if that makes sense.... the sample from lax's would have been a blue base...
    consider tye dyeing black back onto them for more contrast....

  3. Ah nice work there!
    Yeah my black ones went a slightly yellowed grey colour which, to be frank, I dislike. Would have preferred a white or true grey effect.

    It just depends on the dye the manufacturers use and what colour the original denim started out as.

    Never the less I have worn them infrequently and definitely plan to do it again with blue denim, people are having better results with blue for some reason.

    The salmon red ones are actually really cool - I vaguely remember seeing a designer bleach-dyed pair a similar colour in Russh!

  4. Very nice. I really like the salmon ones!! I love the Pixies tee, too...I kind of want one now.

    xox, mavi

  5. I think the way the black ones come up kind of brown is ace! x

  6. AWSOME JEANS NOW ALLL Ii nEed twE no Is HOw Twe Make tHeM..........thnxxx