Friday, October 12, 2018

Denim Days; The White Jacket

Hello Readers. I am on a denim binge. I found a great white denim jacket at a clothes swap this summer. I liked it but it was SO much stark white.  

I decided to play with the color a little. I had this bottle of "frost gray" dye from under the sink and wanted to try and get an ombre effect. I got my dye ready in a bucket and prepped my jacket for the dye.

I was going to dip the jacket in the dye a little bit at a time and let it soak in the dye for a few minutes. You can see the strange way I used hangers to lower the jacket. Every 10 minutes I added a new hanger so the jacket was deeper in the bucket. It took about an hour to finish completely.

Here is the color I got on the jacket. It seemed a little more light blue than the gray I thought I would get. I liked it though.

I rinsed and dried the jacket and it was ready to go. I didn't alter the size because I wanted to be able to layer it over sweaters and hoodies when it got colder.

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.

*Year end update- This great jacket became my daughter's great jacket.


Unknown said...

Bravo ! .. très joli et j'adore cette idée des cintres.!.merci de partager vos idées.

KD said...

Dye is SO useful for refashioning! I have had some items that I just didn't like as much as I thought I would, and over-dyeing (dye-ing over the print) was the answer. Thanks so much for the tutorial on how to get a graded color effect, for a really unique piece!

I Can Work With That said...

Merci beaucoup! Vous est tres gentil.
Au revoir!

I Can Work With That said...

Thanks for the comment KD! I'm happy to hear from readers and that you liked the jacket too.