when it comes to diy - and the internet seems to have an unlimited supply - i swear i have good intentions, but like my stack of to-be-altered thrift store finds, i often don't ever get around to doing them. but sometimes i see one so awesome i know it would make angels cry to ignore it, and no one want to be responsible for angel tears.
a couple weeks ago i saw a tie dye denim diy on honestly... wtf and knew that if i could find a chambray shirt, IT. WAS. ON. i kid you not, i've been searching thrift stores for nearly a year for a chambray shirt that fit and didn't have old lady embroidery with absolutely no luck. so imagine my surprise when the day after i saw the diy i managed to find a chambray shirt that fit for only $3.50! i couldn't believe it. i was pretty nervous to bleach it seeing as how i really liked it just as it was and i'd been looking forever, but i knew i didn't want to forget about this diy.
as long as you have rubber bands, a shirt, and some bleach, the diy is basically just common sense. but i always seem to forget just how fast bleach can, well, bleach, once it starts to work. the diy says to keep your shirt in bleach for 15-20 minutes, but from my experience bleaching fabric for bags, i knew that anything close to 10 would mean it would go from blue to white to tan with bleach-eaten holes. my shirt stayed submerged for about 3 minutes, and i already had water waiting in the washing machine to stop the bleach, but i didn't take into account how long it would take me to remove the 8 million rubber bands, so it ended up a little lighter than i'd hoped, but i still love it! i can see it now with a lace skirt and wedges... i'm hoping maybe, fingers crossed, i'll be able to find another chambray shirt to bleach, only this time i'll remember how long the rubber bands take to come off!
the pictures where i'm wearing it make it look a lot lighter than it actually is, but i promise it's awesome, and i'm pretty sure after that bleach bath it's cleaner than any other clothes in my closet! have you been working on any diy's lately? if so, what are they? whenever i see a good diy online, i'm always curious about other people's results!
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