Since I've started to really write on my blog weekly (my goal is five times a week, four at the least) I wanted to have a DIY portion. This has already proven a challenge. I wanted to get started early on this DIY last week, but there were a couple of complications at first. It all came down to the wire, but it's done! Aren't they cute! My polka-dot jeans!
It started a couple a weeks ago when I saw a girl at work that had the CUTEST polka dots on her bum. In orange jean form. What! I started dreaming up how I could make this happen without purchasing more clothing (trying to continue my resolution of no retail for awhile longer).
So I have quite a few jeans, and two favorite pairs that are just alike. I decided to use one of them for my jean DIY. I had the option between paint, but then I remembered bleach works wonders, and they actually have a bleach pen on the market. YES. Loren texted me from Target on Saturday, and I asked him to pick one up. I started that night!
You will need:
a pair of jeans (ones you love, ones you want to love, ones you want to cut off, etc)
Some old magazines (now you have a small glimpse into my magazine overload)
A bleach pen, or two (my butt made me run out of bleach. Had to have another one)
Position the magazines in your pants so the bleach doesn't bleed through. I started with the front side, decided to skip the top belt part of the jeans, and started dotting. You could carefully measure out your dots, but I went more for the starry night jean look. Makes them a bit more unique. I also put on a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother. Warning: the dots are time consuming!
Then after everything is spotted and dried, you can wash them! Viola! Your own pair of polka-dotted jeans!