Happy Sunday Funday, everyone!
Let me start off by introducing myself.
I'm Christina, and I have been friends with Anthony & Elle for many years.
So I was super excited when they asked me to be a guest blogger.
I love clothes, fashion, and accessories, but I really love crafting and making pretty things.
Pinterest is one of my biggest addictions, and that is where I found this beauty.
As lovely as they are, my first thought was, "I would never spend $161 on those."
My second thought was, "OMG! I can make those myself!"
So, that is exactly what I did and here is how:
I started by searching my closet for some jeans that I no longer wanted, which was really easy for me.
Then, I cut them down to shorts. I took a pair of shorts that I liked the length of and used a piece of chalk to draw where I was going to cut. Once I was done, I pulled at the frays, cut some holes, and used the edge of a pair of scissors to distress the shorts.
Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of those steps. Sorry!
This is where my pictures do start, though. Both pairs of jeans were a really dark wash, so I had to bleach them.
Finally, it is time for the fun part: dyeing.
I used Rit dye in golden yellow, fuschia, and royal blue.
I mixed my baths and did my dyeing in my kitchen sink.
I decided on one pair being pink and yellow, so I get a nice orange in the middle.
The other pair would be pink and blue, so there would be some purple in there too.
After my baths were mixed, I dipped half of my shorts into the bowl.
I let them sit for 30 minutes and then rinsed out some of the dye.
I flipped them over and dipped the other half into the other color.
After another 30 minutes, and a quick wash and dry...
I absolutely love how they turned out!
I even added some embellishment to one pair!
So, next time you think about dishing out money for dip-dyed clothes, remember that you can always do it yourself.
Hope you love them as much as I do!
And if you try this at home, don't forget to show us your dip-dyed shorts too.
--ChristinaPin It Now!