Friday, June 28, 2013

DIY: OMBRE SHORTS

On my past DIY, I made a distressed short but the color is not pleasing at all. It is not eye-catching. I make up my mind and decided to make it ombre. Wherein, it would be my next DIY project. I bet you know that ombre short is on the latest trends because it has the appeal to catch attention.  And for me, it looks lovely at all. Yes, I'm inlove with ombre! <3 


This DIY is divided into 2 parts: The Bleaching and the Dye-ing part.
I need to bleach my short because I don't want its color which is green. So I decided to bleach it so the short  will turn white.

Part 1: Bleaching


What you'll need:
Bleach (Zonrox for the brand)
A small basin


Step: 1
Soak the short on the basin with a pure bleach.
 Don't mix water so the color transformation won't took long. Hang the short after you soak it to the bleach. 


After a couple of minutes, the green short turns white. You can see on the photo that the color of the short is a bit yellowish, I soak it again to the bleach and waited until it turns white. If your satisfied with its whitish color, rinse it  and toss your short on the dryer. 

Part 2: Dye-ing


What you'll need:
A small bucket
Boiling water
A tablespoon of salt
Venus powder clothing dye 
Cold Water
Short


For the color of the dye, its your choice what you want for your ombre short. You can use different colors but I specifically want red. 


Step 1:
Pour the boiling water to the small bucket.


Step 2:
Put the dye 


Step 3:
Put the salt and mix it.


Step 4:
Soak half of the short on the dye mixture for a couple of minutes.

Soak until you're satisfy on its color.


Step 5:
Rinse it.


Step 6:
Soak the other half of the short but for a short period of time only. 
To have a lighter color.


Step 7:
Rinse it again, let it dry and you're done! 
That's all, now you have your own ombre short! :)


xoxo,
SHERLAINE

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

DIY: Distressed Shorts

Another lazy afternoon. What's new about it? hahaha! You know that feeling, days are passing by and seems nothing new is happening each day!? Well, I merely knew that feeling. Due of my persistent to make this day productive, I searched some old clothes on my closet that I can use for my next DIY project. And here it is, I found an old colored jeans! :)


I can say that distressed shorts is on the latest trends last summer, recently. Its already rainy season here in the Philippines. But I know in some other parts of our world, they are having summer season yet. I want to share to them how to make distressed shorts on their own and use this shorts fashionably even though its rainy season. 


What you'll need:
Old jeans (colored or denim)
Pencil or Marker
Ruler (optional)
A pair of scissor
Sand paper (not in the photo)


Step 1:
With the use of the pencil or marker, mark the jeans on how you want your short to look like, short shorts or longer. It's up to you. For my short, I make a slant line that I will follow when I cut the jeans. 


Step 2:
Cut it according to the outline you mark on the jeans.

I was not satisfied with the length of the short I made, so I cut it even more shorter.


Step 3:
Prepare the sand paper.
By the way, you can use cheese grater or foot scrubber in distressing your short.


Step 4:
The first part I distressed was the end part of the short. I gathered it all together and scrub the sand paper.

This is what it looks like after I scrub the sand paper.


Step 5:
Cut some part of the shorts. It depends on your creativity. You can google some ideas or styles how you can beautify your short. 


Step 6:
Get your sand paper again and rub it on the area you cut earlier.
This will make you short distressed. 
And that's all, you have your own style of distressed shorts.

Remember that you don't need to spend money to have those clothes on the latest trends. All you have to do is surf the net for tips and ideas how you can have your own version of clothes you were eyeing for.


xoxo,
SHERLAINE