Jean shorts are a summer staple- a must in this roasting L.A. heat. A great project to do with jeans that have stains on the legs or are a cut that no one is wearing. This pair of white bell-bottomy jeans were not only unflattering on my figure, but had some yellow stains on the knees that I couldn't get out. An ombre effect was the easy choice because they were white and took easily to dye. I was on a jean short kick and redid a bunch of my wide legged jeans- and will be posting the other three projects to come.
The original jeans, the white ones had a some yellow stains here and there.
|1. Scallop the bottoms with sharp scissors.|
|2. Get some dye, I had a super big tie dye kit handy. First, I used just a little of the blue and dipped the whole shorts in.|
|2. Mix violet with a hint of orange.|
|3. Use a sponge brush and paint the bottom 2 inches with violet dye.|
|4. To the area between the violet and blue, add orange dye with a clean sponge brush. It doesn't look orange when it's done but picks up the violet nicely.|