Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DIY: Bleached Shorts

Before the summer came to a complete end I wanted to create my very own pair of bleached shorts. So I went to the thrift store a few days ago to pick up some high waisted $3.99 shorts to start this project. Follow below to create your own pair. I'm thinking about rocking these tomorrow for Fashion Night Out!

Things You'll Need
Box cutter/ razor blade
Long Shorts

Using your pen and folder find the desired length you would like your shorts to be and draw a line! Make sure it's even.

Once you've decided on the length and marked the area with your pen, use your scissors to cut on the line you created.

Your shorts should look like this now.

Now here's the fun part! Go into the bathroom, take your bleach and pour it onto your shorts do this VERY VERY slowly because you don't want to douse your shorts in bleach. You just want to create a very random design. Do this to the front and back of your shorts.

After you're satisfied with your design set the bleach aside and run your shorts under COLD water. This will allow you to see your design a little more clearly so you can know if you need to add more bleach.

Ring your shorts out and now use your box cutter to create random cuts and ragged detailing to whatever area you like. Be careful not to create holes in your shorts while your doing this part.

Once your done detailing. Throw you shorts in the washer machine with COLD water and detergent to get rid of the bleach smell.

After washing dry them!

And WAA-LAA you've just created your very own pair of STELLAR bleached shorts. Ladies you can wear these in the beginning parts of FALL with colored stockings underneath ;)

P.S. If you'd like to see more DIY projects send me a message on here or Twitter @MsStarStyles and let me know.

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