DIY: Bleached Denim Jacket

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DIY bleached denim jacket pose 1 {who is that girl mo?}

This week's DIY project is a bleached denim jacket. The weather has been so nice lately that it feels like Spring so I decided to spruce up a denim jacket that I thrifted a few weeks ago. I love the fit but I wasn't too keen on the wash. It reminded me of old school mom jeans. :-) My initial idea was to bleach about half of the sleeves but then I decided that I wanted my jacket to have more of a grungy look. I created some holes to the sleeves to complete the look.

Supplies:
denim jacket
bleach
bowl
gloves
  • Soak the areas of the sleeves that you want bleached with cold water. Wring out.
  • Put on clothes and pour the bleach in the bowl. 
  • Place the arm sleeves in the bleach and leave for about a couple of hours.
  • Remove the sleeves and rinse under cold water.
  • Wash and dry alone.
  • *Optional* Take a foam brush, dip in bleach and apply to desired areas of jacket.

DIY bleached denim jacket tutorial pics {who is that girl mo?}

DIY bleached denim jacket front and back {who is that girl mo?}

DIY bleached denim jacket pose 2 {who is that girl mo?}

Sam Edelman Becker slip ons {who is that girl mo?}

DIY bleached denim jacket pose 3 {who is that girl mo?}

Does bleached denim or grungy looks work for you?

Outfit Details:
jeans Sway | shirt Bobeau | sneakers Sam Edelman


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34 comments

  1. Haha, old school mom jeans! The little facelift makes the jacket feel more modern!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  2. What a great idea! you’re so pretty :)

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  3. Love those Edelman sneakers! The jacket came out great + I love your undercut

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  4. Ha! I'm glad I worked it out. :-)

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  5. That turned out pretty cool! Definitely better than "Mom jeans" wash!!

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  6. I'm so scared of working with bleach, but clearly, you know what you're doing. Love the pants too. I want a pair in this color.

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  7. i do have a couple of denim jackets i rarely wear because of the color...i might have to try this!

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  8. Fabulous! What a great DYI love!


    Diana

    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
    New Blog Post: [My Outfit] A Pink Monday

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  9. This jacket looks great! I really like it with the rust colored outfit.

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  10. You did an awesome job with this!! I wouldn't have the guts, and you are way more talented than me! I love it! And dangit those shoes are calling my name! Thanks for sharing this with manic monday! Great to see you there!
    morepiecesofme.com

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  11. Thanks and the rust is my only pair of colored denim.

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  12. It takes practice and patience. I didn't start out this good. Thanks!

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  13. This one I know how to do.. I used to do it when I was in high school back in the 80s. Man, those days bleached denim anything was huge. I used to mix water and bleach in a bucket and submerge my jeans in and leave it there. The next morning I'll take it out and it had a random pattern of bleach and was great BUT my mom was not a fan.. she was nagging for days! I LOVE your shoes! I checking them out now!

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my post. You have amazing style. I'm also stopping by to say that I've nominated you for the Liebster Award (new blogger award)...see more info...http://theshopaholicsahm.blogspot.com/2014/02/totally-posted-tuesday-weekend-recap_25.html
    ~Skye
    TheShopaholicSAHM

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  15. Great job Mo! I'm really loving the bleached out sleeves. Very nice!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  16. Whoa, I'm so impressed that you did that yourself! I can't even imagine the level of disaster if I attempted something like that. Love your color scheme today, and thanks for linking up with Manic Monday! -Gina

    On the Daily Express

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  17. Yes...i love the results of the jacket. I love your hair even more.

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  18. I picked up a denim jacket Sunday from GW - may try this.

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  19. As usual I love your DIY posts!!!!

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  20. Thank you and I got lucky. This was my first time. :-)

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  21. Really love this look, Mo! As I always say, you're a DIY master - I love it! The sneakers are HOT!

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  22. Thanks and it's currently my fav pair. :-)

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo