Are you loving pastel skinny jeans as much as I am? I’ve been seeing them everywhere and I just had to have a pair! I had this pair of dark jeans that someone gave me. I love dark jeans too, but these were a freebie so I figured “what the heck”. They had a little flare, so I started by taking in the legs.
Then I bleached them. THREE different times. I wasn’t sure how much bleach to use so it took me a few times. I ended up using about 3 cups of bleach for 3-4 gallons of water. The key is to have a big enough tub for the jeans to move freely.
*UPDATE: I used a plastic rubbermaid tub. Not a bath tub. Sorry for the confusion. 🙁 Also, I rinsed them in warm water before I put them in the bleach. After each time I bleached them I washed them and started over. They were super spotty after the first bleach. Kinda spotty after the second bleach, and go to go after the third. You just have to keep checking on the jeans.
All jeans are not created equal. Some are crappy and will fall apart when you put them in a ton of bleach. Beware of this.
Can someone please tell me why thread doesn’t take bleach? I’m baffled…baffled I tell you. This bothered me at first, but it didn’t take away from the cuteness.
Next, I used Rit dye in Rose pink to dye the bleached jeans. I used the power form. I just followed the directions and stirred them around for about 20 minutes until I got the color that I wanted.
I love how they turned out! I just might have to try it with another color. Hmm…yellow maybe?
What do you think?
*Update #2 I’ve posted a more in depth tutorial on bleaching and dying jeans. Click HERE to check it out.