DIY: Denim Refashioned 2 Ways

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Happy Monday guys! This week I am collaborating with Mckenzie from Why Buy It? DIY It!. We will be posting a DIY collaboration once a month on the first Monday of each month which we will title Refashion Mondays. I know today is the second Monday but we finalized everything a few days ago. We will rotate choosing trends and ideas and we will each present our version of the chosen trend. Sounds fun right?! This month's topic is denim refashion. There are many ways you can take a plain pair of jeans and make it look completely different. My last denim refashion was patchwork jeans and you can read the tutorial here. For this refashion I chose acid wash denim and Mckenzie chose two tone denim. 
Supplies:
jeans
bleach
spray bottle
rubber gloves
pumice stone (optional)
drop cloth (optional)
There are actually 2 ways that you can go about this project. You can spray the jeans with the bleach or you can soak a pumice stone in bleach and rub it against the jeans. I decided to do both.
Wet the jeans in a sink.
Lay down the drop cloth or take the project outside and wear old clothes in case bleach splashes back. Pour the bleach into the spray bottle. 
Spray the bleach onto the jeans. I changed the nozzle until the bleach came out in a straight shot versus shower like and sprayed in different patterns. 
I sprayed both sides twice without waiting for the other side to dry. Let the bleach sit for a minimum of 10 mins. I let mine sit for about 30 mins. Your time will depend on the look you want.
I did use a pumice sponge but I'm not sure if it actually helped with anything since it was a sponge and not a stone. But I let it soak in the bleach for about 5 minutes and rubbed it up and down the legs of the jeans. You can create your own pattern.
Soak the jeans in cold water and throw in the washer and  dryer. I don't have a washer or dryer at home so I handwashed with laundry soap and let the jeans air dry. I took it to the laundromat 2 days later.







Make sure you check out Mckenzie's two tone denim tutorial! What do you guys think about Refashion Mondays?

Blazer vest - DIY & thrifted | Jeans - DIY & thrifted | Oxfords - Seychelles


22 comments

  1. Great DIY, love how it came out. And I really like the pink vest!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  2. I love how the pants turned out and I cannot believe the blazer is also a DIY! Your so talented, and I love it :)

    -Vogue&Heels

    www.vogueandheels.com

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  3. Both jeans look great! I really like how you styled yours with the pink vest.

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  4. Thanks! I think I was going for an 80s look. :-)

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  5. What a great idea! This is going to be a fun series. Haha it is like the 80's all over again. Great!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  6. Thanks Ali! The 80s was fun, right? :-)

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  7. This is a great idea and Love the way you styled it . I tried cutting one of my blazers to a sleeveless one and it was a total mess lol

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  8. Those jeans brought back lots of memories from junior high, LOL! Loved me some Bongo jeans. Very cool DIY. The sleeveless pink blazer is the icing on the cake.

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  9. Thanks Alison. I was excited when I found it in a thrift store. :-)

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  10. Thank you! Yeah it can be tricky at times but practice makes perfect. That's why the rule of thumb is to always use something that you won't miss if it doesn't work out. :-)

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  11. That pink vest bangs! I've always been afraid of DIY clothing projects because I suck! You look great

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  12. Thank you Jasmine. I sucked in the beginning at first and I still suck from time to time. I just keep practicing. You should too. :-)

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  13. So impressed you made those!! They look fabulous. And I love the pop of pink in the vest.


    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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  14. such a cool collaboration and i can't wait to see what else the two of you come up with! love how the both of you put your spin on a closet staple creating entirely different looks.

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  15. Thanks! You guys could even offer suggestions of what you would like to see. :-)

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  16. What a cool treatment! And I love the pop of neon!

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo