So you want colored jeans huh? Here's what you have to do:
*Be willing to experiment. There's not always a guarantee of a perfect outcome, but that's the fun of it.
*Be confident! Colors are so fun, and even if you're nervous to wear a new color as a base, so was everyone else who started the trend!
*If you want it to be a cheap and easy D.I.Y. project, don't be bummed if it's not perfect quality--you're literally saving 40 or 50 dollars.
*If you try this, I want to see what you came up with! It's such a fun thing to do.
I'm going to make this part simple: Watch.
Gap: $60. Too poor for those. Sad face.
Trip to Wal-mart. $12. I can afford that. Sort of happier face.
(I can't figure out how to rotate this sorry!) Hobby Lobby dye. $2. 'I hope this works' face.
I read almost all of the comments on the girl's blog who originally did this, so this is what I decided I'd take a gamble on:
*filled my washing machine for a SMALL load with HOT water (it's a top-loader---Whether that matters or not I have no idea)
*added 1/4 c. salt (regular table salt)
*put the pants in
*ran machine for a small colored load (12 minutes--the package says to continuously stir for 15 min, but I was worried about them being too dark, and my colored setting is only 12 min. so that worked for me).
* When the washing was done I took the pants out. They were kind of a bright green---not what I was hoping for, but I'd still wear them. However, I wasn't done with them yet, so my cute husband reminded me to be patient (love him :)
*I washed the pants with WARM water, with the settings again set for a small load (12 min). I put a small amount of liquid detergent in (that's just what we use). I just put a regular amount for just washing a pair of pants like normal.
*When that cycle was done, some of the excess dye had come out and my pants were the perfect mint green I wanted (they have more green in them than the girl's pants in her post---something I was hoping for because I like green).
*I let my pants hang dry, away from the SUN and NOT in the dryer.
$14 Mint jeans. Happy face!
If you love them, that's great, if you hate them, that's fine! But here's what I did and I hope you like it!
*note: aside from actually running a cycle in my wash machine instead of stirring my pants continuously for 15 min., I just followed the directions on the Tulip brand dye package. I wrote them out though just to be thorough. :)
Let me know if you have questions or comments! Feel free to pin this or anything you see on my blog onto Pinterest if you like it! I want to get more followers for more ideas and input!