8.13.2009

Bleached and Ripped

(Freedom faux leather vest, Forever21 tank top, DIY Levi's denim skirt,  vintage Versace chain necklace, Guess purse chain worn as bracelet)  


How to bleach and rip a denim skirt:
  1. Prepare your denim skirt, bleach, a container with small opening (in this case I used a spray bottle), a penknife/cutter, a huge disposable cardboard and an open space to execute your project.
  2. Pour the bleach safely into the container. Add water if you want a lighter bleach effect (I didn't).
  3. Pour/spray the bleach onto the denim skirt. Go ahead, treat the skirt as a blank canvas -- the design choice is yours to be creative with!
  4. Use the knife to initiate the cutting. Rip the rest of the cut to have less clean, more grungy effect. You can fray the hem as well, like I did.
  5. Hang the skirt to dry.
  6. Or if you're an impatient duck like me, just toss the drenched skirt into the dryer until fully dry :)

51 comments:

Beki said...

Awesome! If I find time I might try this!

http://www.nearstyle.blogspot.com

jessie said...

omygoodness. yours turned out sooo goood! darnit. and i just gave away an old mini denim. boo. lol.

Denise said...

wow! this is really very helpful. i rip a lot of my jeans but i don't know how to apply bleach.

this is great. Thanks!

have a great day!

céline said...

wow that looks good !!

nah sorry i dunno who took the photos. i just looked around at flickr and found them.

xx

Miss K.♥ said...

Oh god, it's great!
Perhaps i'll try it soon :)

xoxo
Miss K.♥

kirstyb said...

love the jewellery in this post - and now i am off to use your diy instructions xoxox

Ashita Alix said...

This is an awesome post. Love the layout and the detailed instructions. You have killer legs might i add. envy
xo

thischicksgotstyle said...

Gorgeous outfit and thanks for your sweet comment!!

Tereza Š. said...

nice tutorial :)

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

It looks sooo much better! good job :)

thesydneygirl said...

looks FANTASTIC!
surprise
for you
on my blog =)
let me know if ur interested in swapping links.
xxx

Kristen said...

you have amazing taste and style! i am following you so i can be up to date on your latest. :)

aimy said...

I'm gonna do this with my shorts!

Ashita Alix said...

Thanks for the sweet feedback. I'm so flattered. thank you again :D

And yes for sure we can exchange links :D

Jean said...

I love how this skirt looks after, very impressive :).

Jowy said...

GREAT DIY! RIPPED SKIRT IS HOT! BY THE WAY I FOUND THE GOOGLING EYE STICKERS AT A STORE CALLED HEMA(NETHERLANDS) BUT I THINK U CAN GET EM AT ANY CRAFTSTORE.

THANX FOR YA COMMENT BABE!

ONE LOVE,
JOWY
WWW.ISEEJANEMARY.BLOGSPOT.COM

sophie lobban said...

wow, this is amazing, thanks for following my blog. definately following yours too. i love it! x

Audrey Marie said...

I love this DIY!
And I love your blog, I'm adding it to my "Must Reads" on my blog! (:

Roz said...

Thats great! I love it when people show you how to do DIY things.. It's just so much more original!

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Lilli said...

Great idea!!!

Fashiable said...

Wow, it is beautiful!
I am gonna do this with my jeans :')

elena said...

wow thats nice.
good work...
www.elenafashionislife.blogspot.com

Posh said...

That turns out so well, great DIY! I ripped a black jeans from H&M half a year ago and I'm still wearing it! <3

Raez said...

great stuff:) i love DIYS!

xx raez

Style Bird said...

Great DIY!

Nerdic.. said...

Great DIY, I like it!
Also the bracelets you are wearing.
X, fashion-nerdic.

thesydneygirl said...

haha awesome!!! i should be mailing it today! :)
xxx

thesydneygirl said...

i added your link too lovely! :) x

Style & Beyond said...

PRETTY AWESOME!

iyam
www.styleandbeyond.blogspot.com

Yuka said...

yayy what a great jean makeover!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Love your necklace.

Zhcsyra hp said...

soo creative and innovative :DD

labeautifulvie said...

Great tutorial. Your skirt turned out really great!

Mila said...

Thank you!This post was very helpful to me!

ultimate fashion junkie. said...

stellar diy. might try...again.

x
http://fashionxjunkie.blogspot.com

uptodate said...

wow that looks really cool!!

hélène said...

Oh how brilliant! Fantastic job dear :)

xox

E said...

Wonderful job! I'm so glad you did this DIY so I can distress a pair of jean shorts I have!

vicen said...

What is your country to be listed in "LOOK 10."
http://look10.blogspot.com/
Greetings

Vern said...

thx for the tip!

josie(bean) said...

very cool DIY girl! and i looove your chain necklace + bracelets :)

Maverick Malone said...

Awesome DIY! Love it :)I recently bleached a denim jacket and it came out great! I think the bleached look is a great way to bring denim skirts back.

Style Bird said...

Hi! I added you to my blogroll!

Nubiasnonsense said...

very cool, nice DIY

Michelle Yue said...

mmm love the skirt, it's sexy

Aya Smith said...

That's amazing! What an awesome result :D

C.Chico said...

ok i tried doing this to a vest and it didnt turn out as good as yours!!!

-L said...

the skirt turned out WAY cute!!

ariela♥ said...

your skirt turned out beyond amazing! great tip!

http://splashitup.blogspot.com

xoxo

Wendy said...

ahh this is awesome! can't wait to try it on my old denim skirts (especially the one with the terribly back-dated skull print on lol) Thank you for this tutorial.. you made it ultra interesting to read ;)

ps: am sooo glad to have found someone from the same country as me! great job with the blog..lovess:D

Dylana said...

Aweaomw idea! I really need some more bleach in my wardrobe. New DIY project is down on my to-do list! Great blog!

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