Thursday, December 9, 2010

DIY Bleached Denim Jacket

    Before                                                                                  After

So you want to bleach your denim?  Cool.  Do you have patience?  Even better.  I bought this Gap denim jacket at the thrift store in the spring with the intent of doing this DIY, however, when I got it home I decided I really liked it and didn't want to change it.  Then, when I saw the photo above on the left from an outfit post, I realized I really didn't like this jacket as much as I thought and so it went to the DIY pile.  I finally have gotten around to posting this, so sorry for the delay.


Submerge the denim in water until it's wet all over.  Wring out and place on a flat surface.

 Using an old Windex bottle, I filled it with bleach and sprayed the jacket.  A lot.  And when I say a lot, I really mean I ended up pouring bleach onto the jacket because spraying wasn't doing jack squat.

 I used an old toothbrush to spread out the bleach I poured onto the jacket and brush it into areas.  
I really focused on the seams.  Once dry, I washed and dried the jacket.



Ta-dah!  (more pictures here)
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13 comments

Katie said...

I love how it turned out!

Pretty Lil Birdie said...

Definitely better after! Love it! x

sharonlei said...

A, I love how the jacket turned out. Quick and easy peasey DIY. I want to find an old jacket and do this now!!

xx Love & Aloha

Isabel said...

i love the after!

heathergirl said...

Ah! I love it - you know what if you bought it at a consignment store in the west-end that starts with a B, it was mine!
LOVE what you did with it : )

Jan said...

Weee! Love the transformation!

LyddieGal said...

Looks fab!
I especially love the layered belts and your statement necklace!

Chic on the Cheap

Natasha xoxo said...

How EASY and fun!

<3, natasha
http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com

Emma and Andrew said...

ooo id love for you to make me one!

Jamie said...

What a great idea!! There have been denim jackets I didn't buy b/c I didn't like the color...next time I will do this instead!!

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Schnelle Couture said...

great job on the jacket! I am in love with that necklace you are wearing!!! Did you make it?

A Stylized Hysteria said...

They came out really well! I remember bleaching a pair of jeans and my results were more salt-n-pepa circa 1983.

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That's a fantastic transformation. Great job.

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